Diamond Butte wildfire 60 percent contained

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 7:42 AM

SEATTLE -- A lightning-sparked wildfire on the Yakama Indian Reservation is now 60 percent contained.

Interagency fire management teams report that the Diamond Butte Wildfire has covered nearly 300 acres since starting on August 19 on the northwest area of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

Favorable weather over the weekend helped crews increase the fire containment from 30 percent to 60 percent.

Incident commander Bob Johnson says crews continue mop up activities, locating and extinguishing any heat within 200 feet of the fire containment line.

He says a helicopter equipped with infrared cameras did not detect any heat outside the firelines on Saturday.

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