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YMCA Fire now fully contained

Officials determined lightning to be the cause
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Fire burning west of Canon City
Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 23:03:19-04

FREMONT COUNTY — Firefighters said Thursday afternoon the YMCA Fire was fully contained.

The fire started on July 8 on BLM Royal Gorge Field Office lands west of Canon City after a lightning strike.

The fire burned 303 acres in a little over a week.

Most personnel assigned to the fire were released on Wednesday.

Local resources are expected to continue monitoring the area over the coming days.

RELATED: Air and ground firefight paying off at YMCA Fire

A public information phone line, a Facebook page, and a Twitter page have been established for the public and media to get current information on the YMCA Fire. Those are listed below.

YMCA Fire Contact Information:

Fire Information Office: (719) 315-0690

Facebook: facebook.com/YMCAFireCO

Twitter: twitter.com/YMCAFireCO

This story will be updated once more information is available.

RELATED: Air and ground firefight paying off at YMCA Fire