By Danielle Chavira

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.

Sylvan Fire (credit: Inciweb)

The fire remains at 3,775 acres. They credit days of steady rain in helping get more control.

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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.

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Sylvan Fire (credit: Inciweb)

Parts of the White River National Forest remain closed, but crews say some people are ignoring those closures.

“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.”

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So far, people who aren’t allowed hasn’t created any major hazards, but Fitzwilliam and other fire managers are concerned.

Danielle Chavira