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Cougar Creek Fire reaches 60 percent containment


Monday Aug. 31, (;25 a.m.:

Incident Command today reports the following:

Cougar Creek Fire crews took advantage of the cool wet weather over the weekend and continued to build line and prepare for additional burnout operations along Potato Hill Road. The east portion of the fire moved into patrol status as cooler temperatures and rain helped crews as they mopped up hot spots and strengthened containment lines. Today and tomorrow crews will prepare for additional burnouts that may take place on the northern and northeast part of the fire later this week if conditions become favorable. Crews continue to patrol and reinforce completed lines along the west, south, and east flanks of the fire....

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