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Outlook is good for extinguishing the Brown wildfire

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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Hot shot crews are beginning to make progress on the Brown wildfire, which at this time is 25 percent contained, according to officials.

The fire is still burning in the Huachuca Mountains, some five miles south west of Sierra Vista.  Forest Service officials still list the acres burned at 240. 

The 400 firefighters working the Brown fire, were able to build up fire lines and residents may have seen smoke in the air as a result of their work.

Hot shot crews are expected to continue direct hand line reinforcement around the fire, as well as expanding mop up efforts.  If things go as planned, firefighters may only have two more days of work to put out the fire. 

While waiting for this to happen, firefighting crews will certainly be keeping a close eye on the weather and the winds to ensure the fire does not get any bigger.

"Tomorrow you'll start to see it get cloudy and additionally there could be dry thunderstorms that might produce lightning and we are aware of the outflows from those storms as well the potential for new starts.  We also have some additional attack forces available to respond if that should happen," said Incident Commander Clay Templin. 

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