North Millsap fire expected to be 100 percent contained

North Milsap Fire. June 17, 2017

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Fire crews expect to have the North Millsap fire 100 percent contained Tuesday night.

The North Millsap Fire was sparked by a lightning strike around noon Thursday and grew to 38 acres by Sunday. Firefighters made significant progress over the weekend, bringing containment from 0 percent Saturday afternoon to 50 percent by Sunday night.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office praised the dads who spent their Father's Day battling the fire.

In a separate Facebook post Sunday, the sheriff's office said smoke from the fire could be seen in Fremont and Teller counties "due to weather conditions being hot, dry and windy."

No structures have been threatened.

The Forest Service says 70 total personnel from several agencies -- including the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service in Colorado -- are battling the fire. The sheriff's office advised drivers to be aware of firefighter activity if traveling on Shelf Road or Phantom Canyon Road.

The fire is burning 11 miles north of Canon City and 5 miles southwest of Victor.