A strong cold front will move through Southern Colorado today. It will bring much colder temperatures (especially in the afternoon), strong wind, a few rain/snow showers, and blowing dust to Southern Colorado. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
Fire burning on Curly Peak (Credit: Pam Ashley)
A fire burning south of Canon City is actually two separate fires, the Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.
In an update shared by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, the BLM says both fires are about 2 acres in size, burning in rugged terrain that is making accessibility difficult. Both are believed to have been started by lightning Sunday afternoon.
The fires are both burning on Curly Peak in the San Isabel National Forest, about eight miles south of Canon City.
Initial estimates had the Stultz Fire, as it's known, as one 5-7 acre fire. Later, crews thought the fire had produced a spot fire. After observing the scene Monday night, crews determined that both fires were started separately.
The primary fire is 50 percent contained. There is no containment on the second fire.
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