Snow helps contain Puma fire

Puma Fire on evening of May 14, 2017. (Photo: Kimmie Randall)

LAKE GEORGE, Colo. (KKTV) - Containment on a fire burning in Park County jumped to 100 percent Thursday thanks to snow according to the U.S. Forest Service. The fire burned about 107 acres.

Additional resources arrived to help fight the fire to start the week, including a bulldozer and hotshot crew. A fire line was built Sunday night and was reinforced with two loads of fire retardant from a C-130 air tanker.

Dubbed the "Puma Fire," the wildfire was reported just before 3 Sunday afternoon 6 miles west of Lake George on U.S. Forest Service land. It reportedly burned a quarter-mile from the nearest homes. According to a map released by the Forest Service Monday, the nearest road is County Road 250.

Firefighters from several agencies and a helicopter for water drops were also used to battle the blaze. One hundred firefighters total were working the fire at one point.

The fire's cause is still under investigation, but officials say it was started by a person.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more.