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Crews still knocking down Greenwood brush fire

Fire 50-percent contained late Friday morning

Firefighters are still working to contain the brush fire that sent a pillar of smoke into the sky Thursday afternoon in a heavily wooded area near Indian Canyon Golf Course and the Greenwood Memorial Terrace cemetery. The so-called Greenwood fire was 50-percent contained late this morning after it burned as many as 30 acres, said Guy Giffords, a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources. Water drops from two helicopters helped firefighters build a hasty containment line Thursday amid strong winds that are expected to pick up again today.

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The fire hasn’t threatened any homes, but it did destroy a bridge that spanned some train tracks in the area. Crews focused efforts on clearing rubble from the tracks, which are now open, Giffords said. About 55 personnel, four engines, and a bulldozer remain at the scene of the fire, which is expected to smolder through Saturday, Giffords said.
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