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Progress made on White Draw Fire

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The White Draw Fire is 50% Monday night. The fire has charred 4,950 acres of grass and timberland northeast of Edgemont.

There are 292 personnel including two type 1 hand crews, five type 2 hand crews, 21 crews associated with engines, 3 dozers, and six water tenders.  More crews and equipment have been ordered.

Overnight and into Tuesday morning, the operation will consist mainly of patrolling and holding the fire line that was constructed during the day.

22 structures and 31 outbuildings continue to be threatened by the fire.

After a much dryer and warmer than normal spring, firefighters are dealing with flashy fuels that ignite rapidly.

Hazardous steep terrain and rattlesnakes are added additional "watch out" conditions for them to deal with.

The White Draw Fire is located approximately five miles northeast of Edgemont, burning primarily on National Forest lands in a mix of grasslands and timber.

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