Wildfire Near Creede Nearing Full Containment

CREEDE, Colo. (AP) – A 75-acre wildfire burning near Creede is nearing full containment.

Mineral County sheriff’s officials said the Streams Lake Fire was 75 percent contained Wednesday, and most firefighting resources will be released from the scene Thursday.

Sheriff’s officials say the fire was sparked when high winds last Friday scattered live ashes from a slash pile that was burned more than a month ago. They say there was no indication the old burn was hot when it was checked two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, firefighters are still keeping an eye on the site of a 10-acre fire that forced evacuations near Evergreen this week. It was fully contained Tuesday. Some rain has fallen there, but there are still hot spots within the containment lines.

No structures have burned in either fire.

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