DNR: Turnbull Wildfire contained, still a threat

Published On: Sep 01 2012 05:40:27 PM PDT   Updated On: Sep 03 2012 10:29:51 AM PDT
Turnbull Fire

A wildfire broke out at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Saturday afternoon and destroyed 93 acres before crews got a handle on it.

About 63 crews remain on scene Sunday to continue digging fire lines and watching for hot spots. Though the fire is contained, people in the area may see smoke in the air due to the controlled burns.

Winds Sunday are a concern as they may cause the fire to start up again.

The fire started Saturday afternoon on private land and spread to the wildlife refuge. The investigation into how the fire started is ongoing.

The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind people that wildfire season isn't over because it's September. There is little to no moisture in forested areas in September, which is the perfect fuel for an out-of-control wildfire.