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Howe Peak Fire 60% contained

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HOWE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 7/4/20: The Howe Peak Fire southwest of Howe is holding at 60% containment with full containment expected now the evening of July 5.

Handcrews are still working to fully contain the west side of the fire, which is in difficult terrain.

It has burned about 6,660 acres.

ORIGINAL: The Howe Peak Fire has burned 6,621 acres and is 60% contained.

The human-caused fire started Thursday around 1 p.m.

The cause is still under investigation.

Containment is estimated for Saturday around 6 p.m.

6 engines, 1 dozer, 4 handcrews, 1 water tender, and 1 helicopter (BLM & USFS) are fighting the fire.

No structures are threatened. There are no evacuations or closures.

Firefighters will continue securing the west side of the fire and mopping up hot spots.

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