Current Colorado Wildfire Information + Updates
Wildfires, whether caused by nature or by humans are a reality most summers in Colorado. The recent dry weather along with the wind in some parts of the state certainly haven't helped firefighting efforts in some areas.
Here are wildfires currently burning in Colorado.
LTE 4 Mile Fire
This fire is located southeast of Rangely and has so far burned just over 415 acres, but has the potential to grow with a red flag warning today (July 12) and fire watches the next day or two.
This fire near Leadville is currently 100% contained after burning 34 acres. Crews continue to monitor for additional flare-ups.
Beaver Creek Fire
This fire, in the north Park area between Walden and the Wyoming border has burned over 19,000 acres. To date, the fire is only about five percent contained.
Cold Springs Fire
The fire in Boulder County near Nederland has grown to at least 66 acres. Officials say the fire was likely caused by an improperly extinguished campfire. Two people have been arrested and charged with arson in connection with this fire. Eight homes have been destroyed by this fire.
Fort Carson Fire
This fire is in the southwest portion of the Fort Carson training range. The area burned is approaching 700 acres. The cause of this fire is unknown at this time.
Haden Pass Fire
This lightning-caused fire between Canon City and Salida near the town of Coaldale has consumed 12,000 acres and continues to grow quickly with firefighters unable to get any containment.
Spring Gulch Fire
This is the smallest of wildfires currently burning in Colorado. The fire south of Dekkers has burned 11 acres in the Pike National Forest but is currently 100% contained.
With the exception of the Cold Springs fire, none of these fires are currently at risk of forcing evacuations or have caused damage to homes or other structures.