Fire crews off Holdup Fire

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Holdup Canyon

The Holdup Fire, detected Aug. 11 and located west of San Mateo Canyon approximately 45 miles southwest of Magdalena is now 50 percent contained.

Currently the fire is at 170 acres and is located in extremely steep and rugged terrain burning in ponderosa pine, grass and juniper. There are no structures threatened.

On Tuesday, crews reinforced containment lines, patrolled the fire line and observed interior smoke, due to down logs and smoldering snags.

Fire crews hiked off the fire yesterday. Today, the Holdup Fire is being placed in monitor status, with little growth potential.