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Fremont County wildfire contained on gusty afternoon

Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 20:11:19-05

FREMONT COUNTY – The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that a quick-moving wildfire near Phanton Canyon Road is now contained.

The Lower Phantom Canyon Road burned an area off of County Road 67 late Wednesday morning into early afternoon.

Deputies said at least one structure was threatened in the area. The Florence Fire Protection District and the Cañon City Fire Protection District responded to the fire and had to battle difficult conditions along with the flames. Wind gusts in the area reached over 50 mph at times.

Fremont County is under a red flag warning until 6 p.m. due to high wind and dry conditions.