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Church's Park Fire near Fraser human caused, 30 percent contained -- and dangers remain

Yesterday at this time, the Church's Park fire near Fraser was zero percent contained and covered approximately 450 acres.

As for today's update, it's more positive in one respect, less so in another: Containment is 30 percent, but the acreage is up to 530 -- and weather conditions today may cause the latter number to grow.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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