White Mountains Brush Fire 50% Contained

Nov 15, 2016

Fire officials say a large brush fire in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest is 50 percent contained.

The fire started near the Albany Covered Bridge and the Kancamagus Highway over the weekend, spreading 327 acres. Flames could be seen from miles away.

Forest officials said Tuesday the fire has burned along the Swift River and continues to burn through dry leaf litter in the Boulder Loop climbing area.

They said no structures have been lost or threatened. They said the outlook for containment by mid-week looks optimistic with rain forecast for the afternoon and evening.