PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters continue to fight the Shawnee Peak Fire that is burning near Bailey. The fire ignited on Monday afternoon and has grown to 46 acres.

The Shawnee Peak Fire on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

The fire is burning on the AG Ranch and at last check was 10% contained. It’s burning in a remote area so no homes are threatened.

Firefighters have established a perimeter around the fire and it is expected to burn within those lines.

(credit: CBS)

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.

The Shawnee Peak fire on Tuesday (credit; CBS)

Firefighters are concerned about winds and hotter temperatures.

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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