EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters at the Sylvan Fire have managed to gain more containment while keeping the fire at bay. They have 19% of the fire contained as of Monday afternoon.
The fire remains at 3,775 acres. They credit days of steady rain in helping get more control.READ MORE: Jefferson County Public Health Sues 3 Schools That Are Violating Mask Requirement
New firefighters have also arrived to help, and two more hotshot crews are expected soon, fire officials say. There are a total of 361 firefighters at the scene now.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Fall Temps, Smoke And Dusting Of Mountain Snow On The Way
“They’ve either come in on a trail where we didn’t have staffing to keep them out, or they’ve slipped around a gate,” White River Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliam said. “All of a sudden they just show up with the firefighters.”MORE NEWS: Here Are 8 Of The Most Popular Fall Colors Viewing Destinations In Colorado
So far, people who aren’t allowed hasn’t created any major hazards, but Fitzwilliam and other fire managers are concerned.