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Little Sand Fire update

Cause: Lightning

Date of Origin: Sunday, May 13

Total Personnel: 133

Size: 8,925 acres

Percent Contained: 30 percent

Location: 13 miles NW of Pagosa

Management: Type 3 incident team

Fire behavior: Hot and dry conditions are expected to continue over the next few days, causing fire behavior to remain consistent with previous days. This behavior will include some tree-to-tree torching and lower-intensity fire moving along the surface. Spotting distances estimated in a 1/4 to 1/2-mile range.

Crews will continue to “mop up” the area on the northeastern edge of the fire.

Growth potential: High

Terrain difficulty: High

Closures and restrictions: http://tinyurl.com/LittleSandClosures

Information line: (970) 444-2201

Information current as of Wednesday morning according to www.inciweb.org and press releases.

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