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Colorado on fire: 15,941 acres burn across 9 fires, but progress made on Peak 2 Fire, Gutzler fire

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 19:51:50-04

DENVER — Across nine different wildfires, 15,941 acres have burned this fire season already, with several fires capturing attention due to their proximity to Colorado towns.

The largest of the fires, the Peekaboo Fire, has burned nearly 13,000 acres in Colorado's northwest corner, but it hasn't garnered as much attention as fires like the Peak 2 Fire and the Gutzler Fire, which both are burning in the Rocky Mountain range. 

Firefighters have made progress on the Peak 2 Fire, as well as the Gutzler Fire, marking each as partially contained.

Crews battling the Peak 2 Fire say they have the fire 85 percent contained. It burned just over 84 acres, threatening nearby mountain towns like Breckenridge. Hundreds of crew members were assigned to fight the fire, and some have since been released. 

Just over 100 crew members are battling the Gutzler Fire, which has burned just under 1,000 acres. That fire is now 20 percent contained, but is being beaten back. 

You can see where are all these fires are by navigating the map below. 

For more information, including county-by-county burn restrictions, log on to coemergency.com.