Wildfire fully contained in Colorado Springs
July 4, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The most destructive fire in Colorado history has been fully contained within Colorado Springs.
Overall, the 28-square-mile fire was 80 percent contained Tuesday evening, but fire chief Rick Brown says the portion burning in the city is fully surrounded.
In western Colorado, pre-evacuation orders for residents in and around DeBeque have been lifted, and firefighters don’t expect the nearly 14,000-acre Pine Ridge fire to grow any farther.
Meanwhile, the Weber fire near Mancos was 85 percent contained.
In Colorado Springs, about 900 people evacuated by the Waldo Canyon fire will be allowed back later in the day. About 2,100 people are still out of their homes.
Also Tuesday, a 3-acre fire that prompted 29 pre-evacuation notices in a subdivision north of Livermore was quickly controlled. The fire was reported about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, and 12 structures are in the area.