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2:22 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Sawmill Fire Close to Containment

The Sawmill Fire near Glendo has stopped growing, and officials say it should be contained by Friday evening. The fire started last Saturday on National Guard training land, and grew to 15-thousand acres. Incident Commander Ron Graham says damp weather helped with the quick containment.

"So far we’ve had a couple good breaks with the weather, we’ve taken advantage of them, we were able to work with heavy equipment to get control lines in , and now we’re burning off those control lines to secure the perimeter," Graham says.

The fire didn’t threaten any structures. 275 fire-fighters along with helicopters are working to control the blaze.