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July 2, 2013
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West Fork fire complex 7 percent contained

The West Fork fire complex burning 14 ½ miles northeast of Pagosa Springs is at 94,476 acres Tuesday with 7 percent containment, fire managers reported.

The fire was started by lightning June 5. Some 1,464 people are fighting the blaze, including 20 helicopters, 28 fire crews and 82 fire engines.

No structures have been destroyed and no injuries have been reported. The mandatory evacuation order for the town of South Fork has been lifted.The complex is made of three fires: The Windy Pass fire is 1,417 acres; the Papoose fire is 36,510 acres; and the West Fork fire is 56,549 acres.

On Tuesday firefighters on the Papoose fire "will continue mopping up around structures and start confining the northern part of the fire," a release from the fire team said. It noted that falling trees in some areas were creating a hazard.

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