- Associated Press - Saturday, October 7, 2017

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) - Fire officials say rain and higher humidity are helping firefighters to make progress on a brush fire near a popular hiking attraction in rugged terrain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters continued to establish and improve fire lines on Saturday.

The brush fire claimed at least 70 acres.

Firefighters are unsure of the cause of the blaze, which started Tuesday on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the Lost River Gorge.

Lost River Gorge was closed for the season as crews used it as a base of operations to battle the blaze.


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