People and animals were enjoying Labor Day at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, but firefighters were busy using a portion of the dam to coordinate the fight against the ever-increasing Williams Fire.
The fire has reached more than 4,000 acres with about 5 percent containment, according to officials. Several personnel needed help because of heat exhaustion, and a pair of hikers were taken to safety.
Six heavy air tankers, eight helicopters and 25 hand crews were working in the steep terrain, authorities said.
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