Freeman Fire Near Ruedi Reservoir 15 Percent Contained

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Freeman Fire burning in Eagle County on Sunday is now considered 15 percent contained.

No structures were threatened.

The fire has burned nearly 300 acres as of Sunday morning.

The Freeman Fire burning in Eagle County (credit: Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District)

The Freeman Fire burning in Eagle County (credit: Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District)

The fire was reported about 3 p.m. Saturday and the campground at the east end of Ruedi Reservoir was voluntarily evacuated. Homes in the area received a pre-evacuation notice as a precautionary step.

The fire continues to burn nearly exclusively on Forest Service land.

Fryingpan Road near the reservoir has been closed intermittently, but no long-term closures have been planned.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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