Fire crews in southwestern Colorado were mobilized Sunday to deal with the dangerous Horse Park Fire in San Miguel County.
Video from a Hotchkiss Fire District shows a massive wall of flame advancing along a hillside. The last estimate on the amount of area burned is at least 1,500 acres with only 5% containment.
The site is 15 miles southwest of Norwood.
One hundred people now working on #horseparkfire affecting 1,500 acres. It did not make a big move today possibly due to cooler temps and an aggressive air attack. Firefighters working hard to protect cabin structures as well as ranchers’ grasslands used to feed their cattle. pic.twitter.com/Zelj5Grpmg
— San Miguel Sheriff (@SheriffAlert) May 28, 2018
Crews brought in brush trucks, hand tools, and aircraft to attack the flames. The primary danger is to cabins and ranchers’ grassland.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office encouraged everyone to remain calm and stay out of the area as 100 people were taking part in firefighting efforts .
The Sheriff met with regional, state and federal officials to discuss how they are going to get full containment.