Fire burning west of Canon City is now 90 percent contained
A wildfire burning outside Canon City is now 90 percent contained as of Wednesday evening.
CANON CITY, Colo. (KKTV) - A wildfire burning outside Canon City is now 90 percent contained as of Wednesday evening.
The wildfire was reported around 3:40 p.m. July 8 on Bureau of Land Management land in the Grand Canyon Hills area 4 miles southwest of Canon City. Named the YMCA Fire for its location on YMCA Mountain, officials said late Wednesday night that the blaze had moved east and then southeast but remained entirely on Bureau of Land Management land south of the Arkansas River and was not threatening any structures. Sunday morning, officials announced operations would be downsizing as they continue to make progress on the containing the fire.
“It is somewhat remote. It is steep and rugged in the fuel type up there, it’s right outside of the old Royal Gorge burn scar if some if you remember that. So it is thicker brush where it’s at, that’s why the dark smoke yesterday. It is thicker brush it’s remote and steep and rugged,” said Dawn Sanchez, the spokesperson for the fire.
As of Wednesday, there continue to be no evacuations. Residents are encouraged to sign up for Fremont County’s reverse 911 system just in case. They can do so by clicking here.
The fire is estimated at 303 acres as of Wednesday evening.
We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.
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