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Monsoon Thunderstorms Should Lend A Big Hand To Firefighters Working The Pipeline And Haywire Fires

The start of the Monsoon season is expecting to bring an end to the Pipeline and Haywire fires sooner than later. Currently, over 26-thousand acres have burned on the Pipeline Fire, with 70-percent containment. Nearly 56-hundred acres have burned on the Haywire Fire with 50-percent containment. Due to the drying trend the last few days, scattered heat and smoke are still present within the fire perimeter as interior pockets continue to burn unconsumed fuels; however, anticipated moisture will bring an increase in cloud cover and lower temperatures with minimal fire activity expected. In containment areas, suppression repair will take place to repair constructed dozer lines, as well as roads and trails that were used as fireline. These activities are occurring at the southern edge of the fire near the Timberline community and the northern edge that runs from the Strawberry Crater area toward the powerline corridor, where heavy equipment is being used. Some heat and smoke are still occurring within the fire perimeter and firefighter and aviation resources continue to assess and take action to extinguish when necessary and where possible. On the Haywire Fire, firefighters continue to secure the southern edge of the fire and extinguish hotspots within the interior. They will also patrol and monitor for areas that could potentially cause a threat to established fireline. There are over 800 firefighters currently working the two fires.

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