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Storms are expected to hit over Burro Fire starting this weekend

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-09 13:15:32-04

One week ago the Burro Fire began burning, evacuating many residents and locking out employees. 

Officials say the fire has burned 26,731 acres and containment has also increased to 51%. Now fire crews are looking toward the skies knowing the possibility of storms coming over the fire is real. 

"We are expecting some monsoon activity to build around the area of the fire. Chances of rain are increasing from tomorrow to the early part of next week so we are preparing for that." 

Brad Pitassi with the Incident Management team says for the last three days they have been preparing areas surrounding the fire in case these storms bring strong winds and rain. 

"We'll take nay amount of rain that we can at this point. It's just a matter of where that rain falls and how much, is really what's going to determine where our fire strategies and tactics go." 

Storms are expected to hit as early as tomorrow and the chances of rain increase into next week near the area of the fire.