DILLON, Colo. (CBS4) – The Straight Creek Fire burning adjacent to Interstate 70, just east of Dillon is now 100% contained. The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters worked hard all weekend.
Fire officials say 50 firefighters worked hard on the fire on Saturday by strengthening containment lines. They also worked through a “significant amount” of dead and downed trees to mop up the area.READ MORE: Firefighters At Platte River Fire Working Through Tough Terrain, Gain 50% Containment
Aerial resources were pulled from the area on Saturday.
“Two hotshot crews on eight acres is, I mean, they’re getting some work done so things are looking pretty good,” David Boyd, Public Affairs Officer for the White River National Forest, told CBS4’s Jamie Leary on Saturday.
The fire burned eight acres.READ MORE: Colorado Gets First Excessive Heat Warning On Record With Highs Set To Near 110 Degrees
It’s not clear what caused the fire.
Under Stage One fire restrictions, the following is prohibited:
1. Open Fires
5. Disposal: Disposal of any burning object outdoors, including without limitation, any cigarette, cigar, or match.
The Forest Service has issued a closure for the area northeast of the fire for firefighter and public safety. The closure includes Straight Creek Trail and Tenderfoot trail system. The latest information on the Straight Creek Fire, including area closures, is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7525/.
The public fire information line is 970 468-5400.