Seven Wildfires Burning in Colorado on Tuesday, July 12, 2016
This may end up being one of our worst fire seasons ever! There were seven wildfires burning in Colorado as of this morning.
Here are a few details courtesy of 7News in Denver:
Beaver Creek Fire
The Beaver Creek Fire is burning north of Walden, near the Wyoming border. it has burned 18,787 acres since it started June 19. The fire is five percent contained. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Cold Springs Fire
The Cold Springs Fire is burning near Nederland, in Boulder County. The fire, that started Saturday, has burned about 600 acres and is zero percent contained. Investigators believe the fire was started by a campfire. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of arson.
Fort Carson Fire
The Fort Carson Fire is burning on the training range located in the southwest area of Fort Carson. It is approximately 680 acres in size. The cause is under investigation. There is no threat to people or homes at this time.
Hayden Pass Fire
The Hayden Pass Fire has burned 12,000 acres near Coaldale in Fremont County. Coaldale is between Canon City and Salida. The fire was ignited by lightning on Friday.
The Lodgepole Fire is burning near Leadville at the base of Mount Elbert. The fire has burned about 34 acres, but is 100 percent contained.
LTE 4 Mile Fire
The LTE 4 Mile Fire is burning eight miles southeast of Rangely, on the Western Slope. The fire has burned about 415 acres.
Spring Gulch Fire
The Spring Gulch Fire has burned 11 acres in the Pike National Forest, three miles south of Deckers, in Douglas County. There have not been any evacuations or pending evacuations, and no homes or buildings are at risk.