Crews save several structures from wildfire in Custer County


CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - According to the Custer County Sheriffs Office, a small wildfire sparked Saturday morning in the Davenport Campground area.

The Sheriff's Office reported the fire on their Facebook page around 8:25 a.m. It's now being referred to as the "Davenport Fire."

Deputies said it started off Highway 165, and Forest Service and Fire personnel responded to the scene. It burned about two acres before firefighters fully contained it Saturday evening.

The fire WAS threatening eight structures, and the Forest Service reported that 'pre-evacuations' were put in place. Those pre-evacuations were lifted Saturday afternoon.

Multiple agencies were called out to help get the fire under control including the Wet Mtn. FPD, Forest Service fire resources, and one Type 3 Helicopter.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.