The decision comes despite the fire still burning on the southeat flank, where it’s going though areas still recovering from the 1988 fires. Since there’s little fuel left in the area for the fire to use, the decision was made to let the Antelope Fire burn itself out. It’s now at 3,072 acres and will probably grow more, but it’s increasedly hemmed in by a canyon rim and difficult terrain.
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