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American Fire Update

The American fire continues to grow at 24,408 acres and 81% contained, the fire continues to push firefighters back in some areas. Peter Franzen spokesperson for the Fire crews battling the blaze says they have a lot of work to do to secure the fire lines over the next few days.

American Fire 1

 Franzen says the heavy fuels and steep canyon walls are pushing the lines back and making the line around the fire larger.

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Crews continued to mop up on the west and north sides of the fire to prevent any fire from potential hotspots from crossing established containment lines. This area will be patrolled by air resources.

An additional camp is in operation on the east side of the fire to reduce travel times for firefighters in that area.

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