Crews stop fire before it reaches homes in Canon City, assistant fire chief spotted the smoke

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Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 12:55 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 3:02 PM MST
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CANON CITY, Colo. (KKTV) - Firefighters in Canon City were asking the public to avoid an area near the Arkansas River on Thursday as they battled a fire.

According to the Fire Chief with the Canon City Area Fire Protection District, the fire was first spotted by Assistant Chief Scott Johnson at about 12:22 p.m. Asst. Chief Johnson was on-duty while driving in the area and spotted the smoke. The chief added the small fire was near homes and driven by strong winds. Canon City has been under fire ban restrictions since the end of May.

The assistant fire chief and others responded to the area. A small shed was completely lost, but crews were able to keep the fire from reaching nearby homes. The fire burned right up to the garage of one home. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

At about 12:45 p.m. the department posted the following to Facebook:

Update! The fire is now under control. Lt Roberts 13:15 There is an active fire in the area of south 9th street and...

Posted by Canon City Area Fire Protection District on Thursday, December 8, 2022