West Fork Complex Fire 19 Percent Contained

By: KKTV
By: KKTV
Credit: KCNC

Credit: KCNC

Higher humidity and light rain over the weekend helped firefighters reach almost 20 percent containment on an enormous wildfire burning in southwest Colorado.

Known collectively as the West Fork Complex Fire, the fire actually consists of three separate wildfires burning near each other. Together, the fires have burned 110,405 acres as of Monday and are 19 percent contained. They each started in June and are lightning-caused.

Inciweb.org also shows the fires' growth potential as "medium," down from "high" as recently as last week.

The fire is threatening almost 450 structures, but to date has not damaged any.

A community meeting is planned for Wednesday evening in Creede to give a fire update and to address the concerns of those impacted by the fire.


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