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Mendenhall Fire now 70% contained

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Firefighters gained a large portion of containment on the Mendenhall Fire, according to a new update from officials.

The fire, which its cause is still under investigation, has 134 personnel on scene and is a half-mile from McLeod.

Fire behavior was moderate with "creeping, isolated torching, and smoldering."

Crews held and improved the existing line, securing a fire edge along the West Boulder River. Mop-up on the perimeter continues.

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