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Wildfire burning west of Idaho Springs 100% contained

Fire crews reported full containment of the fire Tuesday afternoon.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo — A fire burning in the Miners Candle area of Clear Creek County is now 100% contained, according to the Clear Creek County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Crews reported full containment of the fire Tuesday afternoon.

The fire, which has been named the Miners Candle Fire, was first reported Sunday morning. According to the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office, it started in the 700 block of Miners Candle Road at a home that was occupied, and quickly spread to another home that was vacant. Both of the structures are destroyed, according to officials.

No injuries were reported.

The 15-acre fire quickly spread due to high winds in the area, according to officials. Two structures and four outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire.

The sheriff said all evacuations were lifted at 11 a.m. Monday.

Credit: Sarah Marie Calhoun

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