NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. — Fire officials say rain this weekend — and a forecast for more on Monday — is keeping a 70-acre brush fire from growing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Spokesman Dee Hinds said there’s been rain on Saturday and Sunday, and that firefighters have been pulled from the location. The National Weather Service predicts up to an inch of additional rain Monday.

The fire that started Tuesday on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the Lost River Gorge continues to be closely monitored.

Hinds said the rain is helping, but he said there’s still plenty of smoke. He said it could be another month before firefighters are confident that the blaze is fully extinguished.

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