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[UPDATE] Fire merger "inconclusive", no structures lost

Community meeting on fire at 4 p.m. today


This fire map of transportation routes shows road closures and where the two big fires may have merged yesterday. Some annotation has been added by The Star.

[UPDATE 9:45.a.m 8/22]

Initial reports indicated that the Tunk Block Fire and North Star Fire had merged, however this proved to be inconclusive. When more precise mapping is available, fire managers will able to more accurately determine the perimeters of the fires.

The size of the fire is estmated at 126,522 acres, but it is "very difficult to verify where the fire edge is due to smoke and fire behavior," a management report states.

[Earlier report]

A community meeting on the now 108,000-acre North Star Fire will be held at 4 p.m. today (Saturday) at Lake Roosevelt High School, 503, Civ...

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