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Fire burning near South Fork zero percent contained

Posted: 3:20 PM, May 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-26 17:20:34-04

According to the U.S. Forest Service , the Park Creek fire in Rio Grande County is at zero percent containment.

The fire, burning in southwest Colorado, has burned 29 acres and forced a number of road closure this weekend.

The cause of the fire, which is being fueled by spruce-fir forest and grass, is currently under investigation.

Officials said the fire is expected to stay active Saturday night. There is a Red Flag warning for the area on Sunday, with wind gusts expected up to 30 miles per hour.

The following roads and areas are impacted by the fire:

  • Forest Service Road 380 from U.S. Highway 160 to its junction with Forest Service Road 390
  • Forest Service Road 360 from lower Beaver Creek Campground to gave near south end of Beaver Creek
  • Reservoir (Cross Creek Road open)
  • Forest Service Trail 842 (Tewksberry Trail)