while the cause of the fire is now known, the method of ignition – an unattended camp fire, a cigarette butt that was thrown from a moving car, for example – was “undetermined” at this time.
Officials said Friday’s rain helped firefighters with the blaze but warned they’re not done – firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor the fire area to avoid any flare ups.
They also urged residents to use caution when returning to their homes as several hazards may be present, including white ash on the ground which may “indicate deep pockets where roots and vegetation have burned and may be continuing to burn below grown level.”
- Skipper Island Fire on Western Slope, likely started by campfire, now fully contained
- Wildfire that burned more than 40,000 acres south of Colorado Springs fully contained, evacuations lifted
- El Paso County’s 117 fire, responsible for destroying more than 20 homes, remains 60 percent contained after drone incursions
- Wildfire in Horsethief Canyon forces closure of I-70 near Grand Junction Thursday afternoon
- Wildfire burning in El Paso, Pueblo counties now 60 percent contained, but Thursday’s fire danger warning looms
They also warned about shallow root systems that could cause standing dead trees to fall down.
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