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Springer Fire Burned 1,145 Acres, 59 Percent Contained, 509 Fire Personnel

LAKE GEORGE, Colo. (CBS4)– The Springer Fire is located 3½ miles from Lake George and is burning in the Pike National Forest.

The fire has burned 1,145 acres and is 59 percent contained. Full containment is estimated for June 24.

There has been no damage to any structures. Three people suffered minor injuries fighting the fire.

There are 509 personnel on the fire consisting of three Hot Shot crews, seven hand crews, four Type 1, one Type 2, and 1 Type 3 helicopters. Two heavy air tankers are available as needed by the firefighters.

There will be a community fire briefing this evening at 8 p.m. at the Lake George fire station for evacuees, residents and interested public. Park and Teller County Sheriffs, US Forest Service representative, incident command personnel, and the Incident Commander will be in attendance to present progress made on the fire and to answer questions.

There is a fire weather warning with a red flag beginning today and extending until 8 p.m. Saturday. Structure protection resources remain in place however there will not be a night shift tonight.


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