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Columbia Complex Fire Update

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Wash. -  Crews are working to make sure the fire lines they have constructed stay put as they fight the Columbia Complex Fire.

Firefighters are planting grass seed and straw to make sure the soil stays put and does not erode.

Dangerous trees that have burned are also being cut down before they fall. 

Fire Officials report that there are fewer hot spots which means less of a chance for fire flare ups.

The fire is 80 percent contained but nearly 110,000 acres have burned. 

Some access roads are still closed along with area campgrounds.