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Crews make progress on Bodie fire; now 25 percent contained

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NORTHPORT, Wash. -

Fire crews battling the Bodie fire south of Northport, say they're making progress Sunday. 

Additional resources from fire districts in Stevens County joined the fight Saturday, helping to increase containment. In addition, crews were able to get a more accurate picture of the fire with GPS on the ground. Due to improved mapping, firefighters now estimate the fire is 34 acres and 25 percent contained. There are no air resources on the fire Sunday.

More than 150 firefighters continue to work day and night, putting out hot spots, monitoring the fire, and working to put out flames in steep terrain and difficult access. Red Flag Warning weather in the area with high winds, high temperatures and low humidity have the firefighters on alert for any changes.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Six homes are threatened, but no evacuation orders have been issued. No structures have been burned and no roads are closed.

Crews report one firefighter was injured while fighting the fire. The firefighter was treated for a hand injury and released.

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