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Officials: Canon City Fire 2 Separate Fires, Both 2 Acres

Fire burning on Curly Peak (Credit: Pam Ashley)

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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