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Dry Creek Fire still blazing



Hill On Fire: Flames engulf a portion of a hill near Husum as the Dry Creek Fire continues to burn.

Aircraft flew an infrared heat-sensing flight over the Dry Creek Fire last night, which has resulted in better mapping and a revised acreage of 322.

The fire area is located in a portion of Section 33, Township 5 north, Range 10 East. About half of the fire area consists of young tree stands with brush, grass and understory. The fire site is owned and managed by private landowners and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Firefighter, public and aviation safety remains the fire team's number one priority.

Fire behavior yesterday was described as moderate with some backing, creeping and isolated flaring. Fire continues to back down into the drainages and make short uphill r...

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