Pipeline Complex at 50 percent containment

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TRINIDAD, Colo. – The Pipeline Complex near Fishers Peak Mesa is now at 50 percent  containment with about 100 acres burned, according to fire officials.

The Pipeline Complex is made up of two fires, the Pipeline Fire and the Crazy Fire. Both are burning in steep, rugged terrain near Trinidad.

“Due to the firefighters hard work, we are looking at establishing criteria for giving the fire back to the local district; possibly Sunday” stated Steve Mullis, the Pipeline Complex Incident Commander.

The fire started on July 9 and was caused by lightning strikes.

Although the fire has been slowed, residents have expressed concerns over the massive amounts of smoke still visible.

Fishers Peak Fire Chief, Buddie Curro, wanted to remind everyone, “The fire is still active and we understand people still see smoke.  With the support of the Type 3 team, we are doing our best to mitigate this and put the fire to bed.  We would like to thank the community for all of their cooperation and support during this fire.”

About 85 responders were battling the blaze Friday.