- Associated Press - Monday, October 9, 2017

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) - Fire officials say although more rain has helped them fight a 70-acre brush fire in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the fire will continue to smolder until heavy rain or snow arrives.

Spokesman Dee Hines said Monday crews have lifted a temporary flight restriction around the fire that started last week on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the Lost River Gorge. They also completed fire lines around two spot fires burning outside the main fire perimeter and are no longer using helicopters to drop water.

Hines said while the rain has helped the fire, it also poses some new risks for firefighters working on the steep terrain, such as slippery conditions and hypothermia.

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