Thursday, July 14, 2016

Blackridge Fire 40 percent contained

The Blackridge Fire is 40 percent contained as of 2:30 p.m., with flare-ups within the fire perimeter. Helicopter water drops from the Animas River are addressing flareups. Current weather conditions show winds out of the south-southwest at 10.3 mph and relative humidity is 8%.

Dozer and hand crews continue work to establish fire line around the fire's perimeter and a 5,000 county water tank is staged nearby to support crews.

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