South Greenhorn fire near Walsenburg is fully contained

WALSENBURG, Colo. - The lightning-caused South Greenhorn fire near Walsenburg is now fully contained.

The small fire was first reported on Monday at 1 p.m. According to Forest Service spokesman Ed Skerjanec, it never grew beyond one quarter acre but a complete fire line took almost 24 hours to build because of the terrain.

The fire was located in a remote area about 16 miles northwest of Walsenburg. The area was only accessible by foot, Skerjanec said.

Fire crews from Huerfano County and BLM in Cañon City worked on this fire. Some firefighters will remain in the area to mop-up any hot spots that may continue to smolder.