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Mountain View Fire 70 percent contained

Fire still holding at 2,800 acres
Posted at 10:07 AM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 19:53:17-04

MOLT — The Mountain View Fire, which has been burning since Wednesday afternoon is now 70 percent contained and holding at 2,800 acres according to a press release.

Engines and hand crews will continue to grid along the fire’s perimeter Sunday in search of heat, working inward to strengthen the distance between unburned and burned vegetation, this is known as ‘mop-up’.

The interior of the fire is heavily timbered and trees and stumps continue to smolder. A task force of fire resources was established to conduct suppression repairs and decommission fire lines that were laid during the initial attack.

The predicted hot and dry weather for today will keep firefighters on heightened alert and ready to respond quickly if new fires start in the area.

The fire has had no growth since Thursday and is holding at ~2,800 acres. No structures have burned


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