The original item was published from June 13, 2018 12:42 PM to February 8, 2019 1:05 PM
There have been a lot of questions about whether or not the #BuffaloFire is "contained." As of 12:20 p.m., there is 0 percent containment and the fire remains at 91 acres. Here's an explanation of the terms we use when talking about wildfires:
Contained: This means that there is a complete and established fuel break around the fire. This may include natural and man-made barriers (ex: firefighters digging a line). Even if a fire is 100% contained, it can still be burning within the containment line.
Controlled: This means that the fire has little to no risk of expanding beyond the containment line. A controlled fire can still be burning within the containment line.
Extinguished: This means the fire is OUT.
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