The East Peak Fire burning in Huerfano County is now 85% contained and has burned 13,521 acres. Officials say the fire will not reach 100% containment until sufficient interior mop-up is complete. Ten handcrews, four helicopters, 28 engines, two dozers, and 15 water tenders remain on scene. As the containment on the fire grows, resources […]

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The East Peak Fire burning in Huerfano County is now 70% contained, and remains at 13,472 acres. A total of 628 people are assigned to the fire. The blaze remains active near the East Peak, and is burning in steep, rocky terrain. Officials say smoke may still be visible from inside the perimeter. Fire Behavior Analyst Brenda Wilmore says “active fire behavior is rapidly diminishing.”

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The estimated size of the East Peak Fire burning in Huerfano County is now 13,491 acres with 50% containment, and Walsenburg is no longer under a pre-evacuation notice. Other evacuation notices remain in effect. A community meeting is scheduled for today, June 25th at La Veta Town Park at 7 PM.

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The East Peak Fire burning in Huerfano County is now 50% contained after firefighters conducted a successful burnout operation yesterday. Acreage is now at 13,388. Officials have determined it was caused by lightening. Walsenburg remains on pre-evacuation notice. Residents of the Silver Spurs, River Ridge, and Blackhawk subdivisions are able to go home, with the exception of a section of Blackhawk on the west side of County Road 312. Residents should remain alert and ready.

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Due to pre-evacuation status in Walsenburg, the Mining Museum is requesting help removing artifacts and documents. They especially need people with trucks or SUVs to transport historical items to a safe location.

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