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Williams Flats fire half contained

Helpful rain also stranded firefighters


The Williams Flats fire, burning upstream from the Keller Ferry, is 50% contained and has burned approximately 45,000 acres.

As of Aug. 13, according to a press release from Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8, there were 812 people working on the fire, down from the 1,203 working on the fire Aug. 10. Firefighters are being re-assigned as more of Williams Flats comes under control.

Still assigned to the fire on Tuesday were 16 hand crews, one medium helicopter, one light helicopter, four ambulances, 28 engines, 12 dozers, one masticator, four skidgenes, and 15 water tenders.


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