Fire in Southwest Colorado Contained

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Crews have a fully contained a 1500 acre wildfire that was burning in Southeast Colorado.

The fire destroyed a home and two outbuildings after igniting Sunday. Firefighters say it was probably started by lightning.

Eric LaPrice of the Bureau of Land Management says some crews were mopping up and aircraft that had been fighting the flames were sent to other fires.

The fire was burning about 11 miles south of Mancos, on farmland and forest left vulnerable by beetle damage and prolonged hot, dry weather. It was also on part of the Southern Ute Reservation.

No injuries were reported.

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