Cougar Creek Fire Containment Still 60 Percent

Containment of the Cougar Creek Fire north of Glenwood remains at 60 percent, as crews continue building containment line along the north and west portions of the fire.  Whenever possible crews are using natural barriers and improving existing roads and dozer lines to minimize disturbing soil and vegetation.  Sections of completed containment line are being connected and mop up is occurring on many portions of the fire.  The south end of the fire is being patrolled to monitor the integrity of the completed fireline.  Dozers and felling teams continue to identify and mitigate fire line hazards, allowing ground personnel to access more areas of the fire.  The fire has burned 53,162 acres.

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