’56 Fire’ in Park County now 50% contained

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PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – UPDATE, May 2: The 56 Fire is still at 45 acres with a 50% containment.

ORIGINAL: A wildfire being called the 56 Fire is now 40% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The Forest Service said Saturday the wildfire is 4.2 miles east of the town of Jefferson in Park County off Road 56/FS road 130. Authorities sent fire engines and a hand crew from the Forest Services, as well as a large airtanker, two single-engine air tankers and one Type 2 Helicopter to fight the fire.

This is a developing story. Details will be released as they are received.

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