Firefighters are performing backburns along Limantour Road to clean up the understory, so the fire won’t spread to the canopy of dry moss and branches above. Almost half of the Woodward Fire’s acreage is a result of these preventive ignitions.   David Briggs

Anxiety has turned to cautious optimism as containment approaches 100 percent on the Woodward Fire this week. Lower humidity and temperatures approaching triple digits . . .

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