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Rainy Weather Slows Rocky Fire

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Rain and a 35 degree temperature drop slowed the pace of the Rocky Fire on Tuesday.

As smoke replaced massive flames, firefighters used the natural break from the fire fight to focus on strengthening the containment line along the west side of the fire,
and preparing neighborhoods like Spring Valley, should the fire take off again.

"You can see all of the hot spots." Cal Fire Division Chief Nick Schuler
told FOX40. "We have our work cut out for us ... we are focusing on islands of unburnt fuel, we don't want those to flare up."

The Rocky Fire has burned 67,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.