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Wheatland are fire grows, so does containment


September 4, 2018

WHEATLAND — The Britania Mountain Fire grew to 32,077 acres Sunday and the fire is 77 percent contained, according to Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black press release.

The increase in acreage was primarily due to the successful completion of the firing operations on the southwestern and western flanks of the fire. Crews used indirect firelines and existing barriers, like the Palmer Canyon Road, to secure the firing operation. The burnout operation removed fuels ahead of the fire as it advanced south.

Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters supported ground crews in holding the fir...

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