Jun 20, 2011 3:08 PM

Horseshoe 2 now 80 pct. contained

PORTAL - Although the Horseshoe 2 Fire burning near Portal is now 80 percent contained, it has grown to 213,511 acres since the last update from incident officials.

Burnout operations on the northwest perimeter continued, along with structure protection along the north and east flanks. Crews will continue to mop-up and patrol the inactive flanks for the fire today.

Although the evacuation order for west Turkey Creek has been lifted, the Coronado National Forest remains closed at this time, officials say.

The expected containment date for this fire remains June 22.

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