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6:16 p.m.: A small wildfire in a remote area of Pueblo Mountain Park is 100 percent contained, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says.
Fire in Beulah Mtn Park now 100 percent contained. Fire size reduced to 1/2 acre.Hand crews will continue mop up. “Thanks to our mutual aid partners we had fast containment,” said Beulah Fire Chief Bryan Ware.
— PuebloCounty Sheriff (@PuebloCountySO) March 13, 2018
4:46 p.m.: The Town of Elizabeth and Unincorporated areas of Elbert County have moved to a Stage 3 Burn Ban, meaning the following is prohibited: Open burning of any kind, outdoor smoking (with some exceptions), the sale or use of fireworks, use of educational rockets, use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, use of recreational motor vehicles without an approved forest service spark arrestor.
4:18 p.m.: The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Bureau and Forest Service are working a small wildfire in a remote area of Pueblo Mountain Park. No structures have been threatened.
Beulah Fire, PCSO’s Emergency Services Bureau & Forest Service working a fire in a remote area of Pueblo Mountain Park. Fire in rough terrain on a ridge, difficult to access. 3 hand, 2 sawyer teams with chainsaws working fire. Approx. 1.5 acres. No structures threatened. pic.twitter.com/HuLLP490FG
— PuebloCounty Sheriff (@PuebloCountySO) March 12, 2018
2:37 p.m.: The Stateline Fire remains 40 percent contained and has burned 10,960 acres in Colorado, the Colorado Emergency Management office says.
#DHSEM continues to support the #StatelineFire. The latest update is the fire remains 40% contained. It is estimated 26,821 acres has burned, of which 15,851 acres is in New Mexico, 10,960 in Colorado. #COFire. https://t.co/fLDhPavy3t
— CO - Emergency Mgmt (@COEmergency) March 12, 2018
11:37 a.m.: A wildfire that started in New Mexico and which has been dubbed the "Stateline Fire" has burned 9,000 acres of land in Colorado and is 40 percent contained, according to the Baca County Sheriff's Office.