Red Canyon Fire 10% Contained

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Smoke from the Red Canyon Fire, taken 8/12/2013 from 8th & Palmer in Glenwood Springs.

Smoke from the Red Canyon Fire, taken 8/12/2013 from 8th & Palmer in Glenwood Springs.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire southeast of Glenwood Springs was 10 percent contained Wednesday morning.
The Red Canyon Fire has scorched about 350 acres. The Post Independent reports (Link-Post Independent) that the fire is threatening 20 structures, though none is in immediate danger. No injuries have been reported.

About 150 firefighters from the Bureau of Land Management were battling the Red Canyon Fire. Officials believe the fire was sparked Monday by lightning, though they're still investigating.

Investigators still haven't pinpointed the cause of the Black Forest Fire, which broke out in June, killing two people, destroying 488 homes and charring 22 square miles.

El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said it appears the fire was human-caused. He said investigators are still awaiting reports on some laboratory tests.


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