Firefighters Fully Contain Deckers Fire, Lift Evacuation Order

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Deckers, Colo. (AP) A wildfire burning near Deckers is fully contained.

The 110-acre fire burning five miles north of the town had prompted residents of about 10 homes to evacuate, but evacuation orders and road closures were lifted as of 6 tonight.

The fire started Sunday in the area about 60 miles southwest of Denver. The cause isn't known.

It burned in grass, pine trees and oak brush in steep terrain in the pike national forest, and smoke likely still will be seen for several days as it smolders.

The U.S. Forest Service says roughly 225 firefighters were battling the fire, but today just five engines and two 20-person hand crews will be left to mop up and patrol the fire.

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