PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters battled the Shawnee Peak Fire on Labor Day. The fire has grown to 70 acres in the Lost Creek Wilderness.

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The fire was sparked by lightning on Aug. 26. Since then, crews have contained about 60% of it.

Crews continued dry mop operations as the fire burned unscorched vegetation.

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“Burning out old and dense vegetation returns nutrients back into the soil and enhances regeneration of new growth, which provides nutritious vegetation for wildlife in the area,” crews said in a news release.

No structures are threatened and no evacuations have been ordered.

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