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Jun 29, 2012 11:44 PM by FIRE PIO

Firefighters gaining on Bear Trap 2 fire Friday night

Firefighters successful against the Bear Trap 2 fire today, reaching 82 percent containment.
Public information officer, Jack Conner, tells our news team around 8:30pm Friday evening, 15,270 acres have burned.
There were some flare ups today, and high winds several times that grounded helicopters, but for the most part helicopters were able to get in and attack the fire, and the perimeter lines held.

Because there's still some rocky, hard to get to terrain within the fire, fire fighters are having a tough time getting into dig a line.
Even though the fire looks like its under control, that's no guarantee, especially if we see thunderstorms.

One lane traffic with pilot cars may be needed throughout the day on Highway 84 as fire crews mop up and Northwestern energy crews work to repair damaged power poles.
Conner says tonight they're going into the mop up and rehabilitation phase, and going over barrier lines and making them look more natural.
Officials not putting any estimate on when it will be fully contained, but if the weather holds, they're closing in on that.


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