Crews encircling Canon City fire; new fire in park | AspenTimes.com

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.

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