Granite Gulch Fire 100 percent contained east of Estes Park
LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A small wildfire that was burning on U.S. Forest Service land several miles east of Estes Park was 100 percent contained as of Saturday.
The fire, dubbed the Granite Gulch Fire, was burning north of Highway 34 in a remote area, but the Canyon Lakes Ranger District confirmed it was 100 percent contained via tweet around noon.
There was plenty of smoke visible from the 2-acre fire on Friday, giving residents in the area cause for concern. Authorities later confirmed the blaze was caused by lighting.
A light helicopter was making bucket water drops and 22 firefighters from five agencies were working on the fire on the ground in order to get it fully contained.
The fire was burning in heavy timber and no structures were ever in any real danger.