SALIDA, Colo. (CBS4)– More resources were ordered to fight the Decker Fire burning nine miles south of Salida. The wildfire grew to more than 1,370 acres on Saturday.

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Decker Fire is burning 9 miles south of Salida (credit: CBS)

Crews will begin assisting homeowners with fuel mitigation in the Bear Creek neighborhood. That includes cutting branches, trimming vegetation and installing temporary sprinkler systems.

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Decker Fire is burning 9 miles south of Salida (credit: CBS)

Several fire engines will be on patrol in the neighborhood. Crews hope the precautionary measures will create a more defensible space in the neighborhood.

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Decker Fire (credit: Georgia Yaeger)

Lightning caused the fire on Sept. 8. There are no evacuations or closures.

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Decker Fire (credit: Georgia Yaeger)

On Sunday, drier air is forecasted to move into the region which could lead to critical fire weather conditions.

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