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Cougar Creek Fire 20 percent contained, firefighters gaining ground


Tuesday Aug. 18 9:15 a.m.

Incident Command for the Cougar Creek Fire has issued this update:

Crews continue to make steady progress to build and reinforce established fire line along the west and south flanks of the fire to protect Glenwood and Trout Lake ahead of forecasted high winds. Today they will continue with line construction and burnout operations on the east flank of the fire. Crews will also continue to scout for possible line locations on the remainder of the fire.

Morning mist, cooler temperatures, and calmer winds helped slow the spread of the Cougar Creek Fire yesterday and allowed firefighting crews to bring 20 percent of the line under containment. The fire grew by 100 a...

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