Church's Park Fire 100% Contained

Fire May Burn Until First Snow

The Church's Park Fire in Grand County has been 100 percent contained.

It was located approximately five miles west of Fraser on the south side of Sheep Mountain and burned on National Forest and Bureau of Land Management system lands.

Crews will continue to monitor the fire and were starting to repair the fire lines to a natural condition. The public can expect to continue to see smoke and burning in the interior of the fire until snow covers the area.

The Grand County sheriff has lifted all evacuation alerts.

Due to fire suppression activities and safety concerns because of falling trees, people are urged to stay out of this area and please follow all posted closures.

The fire area remains closed to the public because firefighters are still conducting a great deal of activities in the area. There are also a significant number of hazardous trees along the road ways.

The area may remain closed until the snow flies due to hazardous tree removal projects.

Officials said the fire was human caused but have released no further information about the start of the fire.