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Williams Fork Fire in Colorado likely human-caused

The Williams Fork fire was first reported on Friday.
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Source: MGN (WTVG)
Published: Aug. 15, 2020 at 8:18 AM MDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2020 at 5:27 AM MDT
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GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Investigators believe a wildfire in Colorado was likely human-caused.

As of Monday, the Williams Fork Fire has burned more than 6,000 acres in the Arapaho National Forest, about 15 miles southwest of Fraser. It was reported on Friday at about 11:40 in the morning.

The exact cause of the fire has not been publicly announced. According to information provided by officials, natural causes such as lightning have been ruled out. The exact cause is still under investigation.

Outdoor burning is now strictly prohibited across Grand County.

There will be an evacuation/information center at The Inn at Silvercreek Conference Center at 62927 US Highway 40, Granby, CO 80446. For information call the Sheriff’s recorded info line at 970-725-3852.

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