By Jennifer McRae

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters at the Sylvan Fire continue to make progress with 44% containment on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is burning in the White River National Forest about 16 miles south of the town of Eagle.

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So far the wildfire has burned 3,792 acres in timber and brush. The fire started on June 20 and the cause is being investigated.

The White River National Forest has issued a closure order for the area around the Sylvan Fire for public and firefighter safety. Sylvan State Park remains closed.

Sunday, June 20, 2021 (credit: Anthony Cornel)

Fire crews believe this could be a long-duration incident because of the steep terrain, fuel types, and expected weather. However, estimated containment is set for Aug. 1.

Jennifer McRae