PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Shawnee Peak Fire continued to burn near Bailey on Tuesday. The fire ignited on Monday afternoon and has burned about 40 acres.

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The fire is burning on the AG Ranch and fire activity slowed down thanks to high humidity overnight.

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There are no road closures in the area but five trail heads leading into the Lost Creek Wilderness have been closed due to the fire.

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Firefighters will be flown in today and begin fire suppression. They will use natural features on the landscape to minimize damage.

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Crews will also assess homes for fire risk in the Shawnee Community.

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The Lost Creek Wilderness encompasses nearly 120,000 acres in the Pike National Forest. The United States Forest Service is taking lead on the fire fight.

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