FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Two U.S. Forest Service contract air tankers have been deployed to the Natty Fire burning in Fremont County.

(credit: CBS)

The fire has burned about 70 acres. Firefighters have contained about 70 percent.

Fire officials say no private land or structures are threatened at this point.

(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

The U.S.F.S. air tankers are being temporarily housed at Colorado Springs Airport. The airport is also capable of managing a variety of air tankers including DC-10 Very Large Air Tankers, also known VLATS.

The fire was caused by lightning, according to officials.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public the county is under a stage one fire ban and no burning is allowing.

LINK: Natty Fire

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