CORTEZ, Colo. (CBS4)– The fire danger remains a concern for the upcoming holiday weekend in Colorado. The threat levels for fire is high for most of the state.

(credit: National Forest Service)

The Yellow Jacket Fire burning in Southwestern Colorado continues smolder. The fire has burned about 400 acres near Cortez.

(credit: National Forest Service)

The fire, believed to be started by lightning, is about 50% contained. No structures have been lost to the blaze.

Wildfire Resources

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Wildfire Photo Galleries

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