Wildfire in Park County fully contained

Credit: Rosemary Coppock

PARK COUNTY, Colo. — A small fire near Lake George was declared 100 percent contained Monday afternoon. According to a tweet, light rain helped get the fire under control but smoke may still be visible in the area.

Original story below:

Firefighters are battling a new wildfire in Park County, the U.S. Forest Service said Saturday.

The fire, also known as the Wilkerson Fire, was reported at 2:37 p.m. Saturday. It is burning about 3 miles northwest of Lake George.

The wildfire has burned about 25 acres.

One large air tanker, two small air tankers and a helicopter are fighting the fire alongside ground crews. There are about 70 personnel working in all.

The wildfire is believed to be human caused and is under investigation.

There is no word on containment or whether structures are threatened.

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