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UPDATE: Fire burning near Celebration Park is scorching 7,000 acres

Fire crews with multiple engines have been working since Saturday afternoon to contain a wildland fire that has burned about 7,000 acres near Celebration Park, according to Carrie Bilbao, spokesperson for the Bureau of Land Management.

By Saturday night four engines were working on the fire with two more on order. There were also two bulldozers and a water tender. About 65 people are working to control the blaze, BLM dispatch said.

Two helicopters were called in to quell the blaze along with one hot shot crew. As of Saturday night the fire was about 50 percent contained, said Cathy Baird, forest service assistant center manager.

A windshift overnight spread the blaze and added an extra challenge for the crews. They considered evacuating a nearby residential area, but didn’t need to ultimately, Bilbao said.

“It was kind of going everywhere,” she said.

By Sunday morning crews had the east side of the blaze 90 percent contained, but there’s still not a solid estimate of when they’ll reach full containment, Bilbao said.

No structures are currently threatened by the fire, she said.

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