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Long Hollow Fire burning in Douglas County now fully contained

Posted at 3:13 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 17:13:27-04
Long Hollow Fire
Photo of the Long Hollow Fire burning in Douglas County. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)

DOUGLAS COUNTY – A five-acre wildland fire burning near Rampart Range Road is now 100 percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The Long Hollow Fire was reported on Sept. 17, 2018 and was believed to be human-caused. At one time, a type 2 team was in command of the fire. Two large air tankers and two helicopters performed water drops on the fire. Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire and put out hot spots.

The fire’s cause remains under investigation and no people suspected of starting the fire have been named.

The fire produced smoke that was seen in Monument, Larkspur and other communities along the Front Range.