The Lava Flow fire is continuing to burn

Staff Writer

The Lava Flow fire is continuing to actively burn on Bureau of Land Management rangeland about 5 miles south of Atomic City.

The lightning-caused fire was estimated at 24,500 acres Friday.

The fire is now 15 percent contained and full containment is now estimated for Sunday.

BLM said 129 firefighters are beginning to get a handle on the fire. Handcrews will be digging lines and working with helicopters to drop water on the fire and help secure the perimeter.

As of Friday 14 engines, 3 dozers, 3 water tenders, 2 hand crews, and 2 helicopters were involved in the effort.