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Canyonlands Fire in Fremont County at 25 percent containment

Posted at 1:54 PM, Jul 15, 2019

FREMONT COUNTY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given the latest update on the Canyonlands Fire burning in Fremont County.

In their latest update, BLM said the fire is now 25 percent contained thanks to Sunday's rain that helped cool down the fire. Authorities said the fire was started by lightning on July 9th and is burning nine miles northwest of Cañon City.

The blaze has burned about 50 acres. Monday crews will continue mopping up, working to contain the north flank of the fire, and reducing hot spots. A Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA) will fly over the fire to pinpoint the hot spots in the fire perimeter.

The BLM said no structures are currently threatened and there are no road closures at this time. There is a temporary flight restriction over the immediate fire area. The agency wants to remind the public that flying personal drones near the fire area is also prohibited and can endanger fire aircraft and crews.

The agency said three crews, about 70 firefighters, are working the fire and camping on top of Table Mountain, receiving their food and supplies by helicopter.

You can find the latest information on the fire here.

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