Painted Cave Residents Breathe Sigh of Relief as Fire Is Contained

The sense of relief was palpable among residents of the Painted Cave community Thursday afternoon, as firefighters finished building containment lines around the 44-acre Lookout Fire, which had menaced their homes a day before.

“Miracle” was the word used multiple times by Ogram Road resident Marc McGinnes.

“If the wind had been blowing, there would have been deaths,” McGinnes told Noozhawk. “It was right on the edge of the community.”

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