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Rain helping firefighters in battle in White Mountains

  • Smoke rises from the fire at Lost River Gorge off of Route 112 in Woodstock, New Hampshire on Friday, October 6, 2017. The Federal government has now taken over the operations of putting out the fire. GEOFF FORESTER

  • An Army Black Hawk helicopter drops a 600-pound load of water on the fire at the Lost River Gorge near Woodstock, New Hampshire on Friday, October 6, 2017. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Firefighters head up the Dilley Cliff trail to battle the Lost River Gorge fire on Friday, October 6, 2017. The unit had to turn around after the rain came and made the high pitch trail too slippery go up an fight the blaze. GEOFF FORESTER

  • An Army Blackhawk helicopter picks up a 600-pound load of water at Beaver Pond to dump on the fire at Lost River Gorge in Woodstock, New Hampshire on Friday, October 6, 2017. GEOFF FORESTER

  • Local Woodstock firefighter Tyler Clark knew things were about to change last Tuesday. He saw leaves everywhere, limp and still. Then he’d see them move, sometimes gently, other times quickly, with more force. Then came the burst of orange and red, the crackling sound, the spreading of a freshly-fed fire, alive with oxygen. GEOFF FORESTER

  • This photo from Tuesday night, Oct. 3, shows the fire burning on Dilly Cliffs near Woodstock. Courtesy


Associated Press
Monday, October 09, 2017

Fire officials say rain this past weekend – and a forecast for more on Monday – is keeping a 70-acre brush fire from growing in the White Mountains.

Spokesman Dee Hinds said there had been rain on Saturday and Sunday, and that firefighters had been pulled from the location. The National Weather Service predicted up to another inch of rain Monday.

The fire that started Tuesday on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the Lost River Gorge continues to be closely monitored.

Hinds said the rain is helping, but he noted that there’s still plenty of smoke. He said it could be another month before firefighters are confident that the blaze is fully extinguished.