Below are the largest fires in the state that are causing either evacuations or threatening homes.
CR 102 FIRE
The containment of the CR 102 Fire in Elbert County was changed around midnight on Monday from 100 percent contained to 75 percent contained. By Monday afternoon, the fire reached 90 percent containment. The fire has burned 300 acres and caused 100 people to be evacuated. The CR 102 Fire broke out Sunday afternoon. Find out more details here.
HIGH PARK FIRE
The High Park Fire is now 83,262 acres with only 55 percent containment. The fire started on June 9 around 6 a.m. and is burning approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins. More than 2,000 personnel are fighting the blaze. On June 11, authorities confirmed 62-year-old Linda Steadman died from the blaze. Search crews found Steadman's remains at her house on Old Flowers Road. Authorities say Steadman received two notification calls. A deputy was on his way to personally warn her, but he was pushed back by flames. Larimer County officials confirm that 57 additional homes burned, bringing the total number of homes destroyed in the High Park Fire to at least 248. The cause of this fire is lightning. Find out more details here.
LITTLE SAND FIRE
The Little Sand Fire is now 21,616 acres with only 31 percent containment. The fire started on May 13 around 4 p.m. and is burning approximately 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. Nearly 200 personnel are fighting the blaze. No structures have burned or threatening in this blaze. The cause of this fire is lightning. Find out more details here.
The Stateline Fire grew to 350 acres and is at 50 percent containment. The fire started on June 23 and is burning near the Colorado-New Mexico line along U.S. Highway 550. About 140 personnel are fighting the blaze. One outbuilding was destroyed in the fire, but no other homes are threatened. It is burning in a very remote area. The fire is considered to be human caused, but there are no suspects at this time. An information line is now available at 970-799-1179.
The Treasure Fire is burning 320 acres with only 10 percent containment. The fire started on June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and is burning east of Leadville. More than 60 personnel are fighting the blaze. No structures have burned in this blaze. The cause of this fire is unknown at this time. Find out more details here.
WALDO CANYON FIRE
The Waldo Canyon Fire is now 3,446 acres with five percent containment. The fire started on June 23 around noon and is burning in Pike National Forest. About 450 personnel are fighting the blaze. No structures have burned in this blaze. The cause of this fire is under investigation. Find out more details here.
The Weber Fire is burning more than 8,300 acres. The fire is ten percent contained. It started on June 22. The fire is burning in Montezuma County just outside the town of Mancos and just south of Highway 160. More than 100 homes were evacuated. No homes were damaged in this fire. Officials say someone started the fire, but no further details are available at this time. Find out more details here.
FIRE IN CABEZON CANYON
A downed power line sparked a one-acre blaze in southwestern Colorado Monday, threatening homes and prompting evacuations. The Forest Service says the fire is burning in Cabezon Canyon, about two miles south of Highway 151 near Pagosa Springs. Find out more details here.
LAST CHANCE FIRE
A fire burning near the town of Last Chance has prompted evacuations and closed a portion of Highway 71. The 25,000-acre fire is 95 percent contained. It forced residents near the town of Last Chance and Woodrow to evacuate. Two homes and three outbuildings have been destroyed. Find out more details here.
POISON CREEK FIRE
The latest fire in Colorado has consumed seven to eight acres in Eagle County. The Poison Creek Fire is burning two miles west of Colorado River Road near the town of Gypsum.
The fire started Monday and there are currently no evacuations in place. Crews are fighting the fire with jumpers and air tankers. Additional resources have been ordered.
- Hewlett Gulch Fire
- Springer Fire
- Sunrise Mine Fire
- Woodland Heights Fire
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