“I walked out. I was about to head to town and there was just a column of smoke right there,” Stout resident Scott Powell said.
He could see and smell the fire burning from his front door. “It was just coming down that hillside from the south, moving north,” Powell described while he motioned toward the burn scar in the distance.
A day later, evacuation tape and a large burn scar remained.
“It is kind of right in a very visible area along the Front Range,” Incident commander Kevin Johnston told Denver7.
On Sunday, Coyote Ridge remained closed to the public.
“The trail kind of cuts through the fire, if you will. In fact, we were using the trail as a fire-break to help us hold the fire, yesterday,” Johnston added.
Johnston said he’s hopeful crews will have the fire at 100 percent containment by the end of the day, Sunday.