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Authorities say fire in Fremont County caused by lightning

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 09, 2019

FREMONT COUNTY — Authorities in Fremont County said the Tuesday's fire was caused by lightning.

The Tallahassee Fire started around 3:13 p.m. in the area of Hwy. 9 near mile marker 3. The fire is currently half an acre in size and is burning 9 miles northwest of Cañon City on BLM-Royal Gorge Field Office Lands.

A five-*person hand crew and a type three helicopter are fighting the fire.

No structures are threatened.