Guernsey State Park Fire 80 Percent Contained
The 2,000 acre wildfire burning near Guernsey state park is now 80-percent contained.
Fire spokesperson Beth Hermanson says its rare for firefighters to make such significant progress in just a day. Yesterday, the fire was listed as only 20 percent contained.
However, firefighters on the ground were assisted by ideal weather conditions and the use of helicopter air tankers. The tankers were able to scoop up water from Guernsey reservoir and make multiple drops on the fire.
One cabin was lost to the flames.
Guernsey state park remains closed, but park officials say they hope to re-open the popular facility by this weekend.