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Jul 11, 2013 11:00 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Pipeline Complex burning near Trinidad is 20% contained

Fire bosses have lowered the total acreage of two wildfires burning on Fisher's Peak near Trinidad.

The Pipeline Complex is made up of two fires, the Pipeline Fire and the Crazy Fire. Both are burning in steep, rugged terrain. As of Thursday evening, the combine acreage of the complex is 84 acres with 20 percent containment. The two fires were caused by lightning and detected July 9. No buildings are threatened by either fire.

Among the resources fighting this fire, 1 Type I hand crew, 2 Type II hand crews, 2 engines, 1 water tender, and a Type I helicopter. Those added resources help firefighters make significant progress, according to the fire information officer. On Friday, crews will work to building a line around the fire with more containment expected.

Early, the combined size of the complex was 115 acres, it has changed due to more accurate GPS mapping.

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