DINOSAUR, Colorado (CBS4) – A wildfire is burning at one of Colorado’s national monuments on the Western Slope. An estimated 160 acres were scored Thursday morning near Dinosaur National Monument’s headquarters.
The U.S. Forest Service says a visitor spotted the flames Wednesday afternoon. A handful of Colorado agencies were working together to put the fire out.
Air tankers are dropping retardant to help control the blaze which the National Parks Service said was human-caused.
The Canyon Visitor Center was closed for a short time due to the fire but reopened mid-morning on Thursday.
Crews hope to have the fire fully contained by Thursday night.
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