7 wildfires burning in Colorado Monday in Boulder County, Fremont County, Jackson County, more

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 08:00:12-04

There were seven wildfires burning in Colorado on Monday morning.

-- Beaver Creek Fire --

The largest is the Beaver Creek Fire, burning north of Walden, near the Wyoming border. The Beaver Creek Fire has burned 18,787 acres since it started June 19.

The fire is burning in heavy, beetle-killed timber, according to the Forest Service.

There are 175 firefighters helping provide structure protection.

The fire is five percent contained. The cause of the fire is still unknown, officials said.

-- Cold Springs Fire --

The Cold Springs Fire is burning near Nederland, in Boulder County.

The fire, that started Saturday, has burned about 600 acres and is zero percent contained.

More than 300 firefighters and 24 aircraft are fighting the fire.

Investigators believe the fire was started by a campfire. Two people have been arrested on suspicion of arson.

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-- Spring Gulch Fire --

The Spring Gulch Fire has burned 11 acres in the Pike National Forest, three miles south of Deckers, in Douglas County, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

"The fire is on federal land and is being managed by the U.S. Forest Service with wildland fire-fighting crews and helicopter support," officials said. "There have not been any evacuations or pending evacuations, and no homes or buildings are at risk."

-- Hayden Pass Fire --

The Hayden Pass Fire has burned 12,000 acres near Coaldale in Fremont County. Coaldale is between Canon City and Salida.

Monday at 7 a.m., a mandatory evacuation order was issue for anyone on CR 6 South of CR 45. At 11:15 a.m., an evacuation order was issued for County Road 40. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is posting updates on its Facebook page.

The fire was ignited by lightning on Friday, officials said.

-- Lodgepole Fire --

The Lodgepole Fire burned near Leadville at the base of Mount Elbert has been 100

At last report, the fire had burned about 34 acres.

At 10:30 a.m., officials said the fire was 100 percent contained.

-- LTE 4 Mile Fire --

The LTE 4 Mile Fire is burning eight miles southeast of Rangely, on the Western Slope.

The fire has burned about 415 acres.

-- Fort Carson Fire -- 

The Fort Carson Fire is burning on the training range located in the southwest area of Fort Carson. It is approximately 680 acres in size. 

The fire started in rough terrain on the training range and the cause is under investigation. There is no threat to people or homes at this time.  


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