Crews encircling Canon City fire; new fire in park |

Crews encircling Canon City fire; new fire in park

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

CANON CITY, Colo. – Crews are making headway against 600-acre wildfire near Canon City. A smaller blaze has been spotted in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Canon City blaze was 65 percent contained Thursday. One home and a barn were burned and five other homes were damaged.

The fire is 100 miles south of Denver. Officials say it was human-caused.

The Rocky Mountain National Park fire has burned up to five acres about five miles north of Estes Park and 60 miles northwest of Denver. The cause is unknown.

Another fire burned three outbuildings and forced the closure of U.S. 34 in Grand Lake, 55 miles northwest of Denver.

A wildfire continues to burn on about 5,300 acres in Great Sand Dunes National Park and on national forest land.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User