Aug 19, 2011 7:26 PM by Sharon Knight

Wildfire burning near Monument

Fire crews are on the scene of a wildfire, burning near Mount Herman, west of Monument. The fire has grown to about 40 acres and is not contained.

So far, no homes have been evacuated and none are threatened. The Red Cross is standing by for any residents that might need assistance.

Both ground and air crews are working on fire suppression. Six agencies are on the scene and another six are on standby. The Forest Service says it has just called more engines in.

We will continue to monitor the situation and bring you updates as they are available.



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