FAIRPLAY, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE (7/14): The Weston Pass Fire remains at 13,023 acres but is now 93 percent contained, jumping up 10 percent in containment since Friday.
UPDATE (7/13): The Weston Pass Fire remains at 13,023 acres and is now 83 percent contained.
Fire crews will continue to monitor the lightning-caused fire with lookouts and aircraft.
Closures remain in effect in the Pike National Forest that includes south of Country Road 22, north of Trout Creek Pass, the entire Buffalo Peaks Wilderness and west of Highway 285.
UPDATE (7/10): The Weston Pass Fire is now measured at 13,023 acres and is 64 percent contained.
Highway 285 has been reopened in both directions. It had been closed since the fire began 9 miles south of Fairplay on June 28.
Buffalo Peaks Wilderness remains closed.
UPDATE (7/9): The Weston Pass Fire is now 52 percent contained.
Acreage remains unchanged at 13,019.
UPDATE (7/8): Firefighters continue to inch closer to containing the Weston Pass Fire burning south of Fairplay.
Officials announced the fire was 34 percent contained Sunday morning, up 2 percent from Saturday morning.
The fire remains at 13,019 acres.
UPDATE (7/7): Crews said Saturday the acreage for the Weston Pass Fire is now 13,091 acres and still at 32 percent containment.
Officials say the Structure Protection Group will continue to mitigate threats to structures in the area.
Daily briefings are being held at 2 p.m. outside at Prather’s Grocery Store at 301 US Hwy. 285 in Fairplay and at 3 p.m. outside at Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 343 US 24 in Buena Vista.
At 8 a.m., Highway 285 was reopened as well.
UPDATE (7/6): Progress was made on the Weston Pass Fire on Friday as officials reported a containment of 32 percent.
The fire had burned about 12,900 acres as of Friday evening.