PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A wildfire sparked Friday in Park County as low humidity and high winds led to warnings of extreme fire danger throughout the state.
The 5-acre fire was reported about 16 miles northwest of Lake George, according to the U.S. Forest Service. It had increased to 11 acres by 7:45 p.m. on Friday. Firefighters aimed to “have the fire line constructed by the end of the shift” on Friday night.
Fire officials were calling it the Allen Creek Fire.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, the fire continued to impact 13 acres of land on Sunday night.
The fire containment is at 100% as of Sunday night.
Crews used a Type 1 helicopter to battle the flames. Twenty additional firefighters arrived late Saturday evening to extinguish the blaze.
Initial crews who responded included two U.S. Forest Service engines, six county engines, one dozer and a 20-person crew. The fire was fueled by a mix of conifer, timber and grass.
Useful resources during a wildfire
Here are some helpful resources if you or anyone you know has been impacted by a wildfire:
- Check current active wildfire alerts, warnings
- See current forecast
- How to prepare for a wildfire, extreme fire danger
- What is a red flag warning?
- 3 steps to protect your home from fire danger
- Avoid these activities that could spark wildfires
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