Miner’s Candle Fire near Idaho Springs now fully contained

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Miner’s Candle Fire (Photo credit: KDVR)

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Update (2:30 p.m.): As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Miner’s Candle Fire near Idaho Springs is considered fully contained.

Crews had been monitoring and fighting the fire since it sparked at a home on Sunday.

The fire reached about 20 acres at its largest point.

Update (10 a.m.): The Clear Creek Fire Authority announced the Miner’s Candle Wildfire is at 80% containment.

The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office said all evacuations for the fire were lifted Monday. The fire prompted evacuations on Sunday.

The fire originated at a home outside of Idaho Springs, according to first responders. So far, two buildings and four outbuildings have burned. No reported injuries have come in as of Monday morning.

Albers said the fire burned around 15 acres.

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