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Firefighters Get Better Hold on Colockum Tarps Fire

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ELLENSBURG, Wash.--If you noticed more smoke hovering over Kittitas County, it's not exactly a bad thing.

Firefighters said they're performing controlled burns inside the established fire lines to get rid of any existing fuels in the Colockum Tarps Fire. Crews said the burn lines will stop the fire from spreading outside that perimeter.

The wildfire is now 64 percent contained. It has scorched more than 86,000 acres.

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