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Fish Fire declared controlled

The U.S. Forest Service officially declared the Fish Fire to be controlled last week, almost exactly a month after it first ignited.

There is no longer an area closure in place for the safety of the public. However, the Forest Service has asked that members of the public use extreme caution in the vicinity of the fire due to the dangerous conditions that still exist, which includes dead standing trees that could fall at any time.

The human-caused fire, located seven miles south of Sundance, was reported on the morning of July 31. It had grown to 3800 acres by Tuesday after high winds caused it...