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Wolf Gap fire 95% contained

By Kim Walter -- kwalter@nvdaily.com

EDINBURG -- As of Sunday, the Wolf Gap fire is being reported at 95 percent containment, with 37 people staffing it.

Marq Webb, public information officer for the southern area blue team at the George Washington National Forest, confirmed that information Sunday evening, saying the Wolf Gap fire is "in really good shape."

"It hasn't moved for three days now, so we're getting a good handle on it," he said.

The total area affected amounts to 865 acres, and Webb said it could reach 100 percent containment in the next day or two.

"We've still got people out there patrolling and mopping up, put anything out that's still smoldering," Webb said.

The U.S. Forest Service reports on its website that there is little to no smoke remaining in both the Wolf Gap and Shipwreck fires. It also says that the Shipwreck fire, located in Page County, is at 100 percent containment, with 4,000 acres affected.

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