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Containment Grows On The Pipeline Fire With Monsoon Storms Expected To Ramp Up

Fire growth on both the Pipeline and Haywire fires is minimal as Monsoon thunderstorms are in the forecast going forward. Currently, over 26-thousand acres have burned on the Pipeline Fire, with 80-percent containment. Nearly 56-hundred acres have burned on the Haywire Fire with 60-percent containment. Some monsoonal moisture was received across both fire perimeters yesterday but did not bring noteworthy rain. However, thunderstorms are expected to progress throughout the week, bringing more rain to the area. On the Pipeline Fire, moving along the western edge toward the north, firefighters will continue to rehabilitate the existing trail system that was used as fireline around the Fremont Peak area. Chipping operations and road repair continue on the containment line on north perimeter. On the Haywire Fire, crews gained additional containment in the eastern perimeter of the fire yesterday, and crews will continue to monitor and patrol containment lines today. With the incoming thunderstorm activity anticipated, the initial attack group will remain poised to quickly respond to any spotting over the line or new starts near the fire area to minimize increasing fire growth. There are over 600 firefighters currently working the two fires

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