Huerfano County wildfire fully contained

All evacuations lifted Monday evening

HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. - A 15-acre wildfire was 100 percent contained in Huerfano County Monday evening.

The blaze was reported 10 miles west of Interstate 25 in the Blackhawk subdivision, on the northwest side of Four Mile Canyon road at 12:39 p.m. Sunday.  

It originally prompted some evacuations on Sunday over fears it could quickly spread. On Monday evening, all evacuations were lifted.

The blaze was being fought by Huerfano County Fire Protection, LaVeta, Gardner, Spanish Peaks Bon Carbo, Purgatore Fire and Rescue and Stonewall Fire protection.  About 15 fire engines, two water tenders and a SEAT (Single Engine Air Tanker) are being used to fight the fire, with more resources on the way.

Crews were working on structure protection and evacuating residents in a 4-mile radius of the fire.

The public is asked to limit travel in the area. Roads are narrow and are needed for fire protection and evacuees.

Occasional puffs of smoke will be seen over the next several days.  Officials say plans are to mop up and monitor the burn scar for the next several days.

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