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Fire burning near South Fork zero percent contained

Posted: 3:20 PM, May 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-26 17:20:34-04

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Park Creek fire in Rio Grande County is at zero percent containment.

The fire, burning in southwest Colorado, has burned 29 acres and forced a number of road closure this weekend.

The cause of the fire, which is being fueled by spruce-fir forest and grass, is currently under investigation.

Officials said the fire is expected to stay active Saturday night. There is a Red Flag warning for the area on Sunday, with wind gusts expected up to 30 miles per hour.

The following roads and areas are impacted by the fire:

  • Forest Service Road 380 from U.S. Highway 160 to its junction with Forest Service Road 390
  • Forest Service Road 360 from lower Beaver Creek Campground to gave near south end of Beaver Creek
  • Reservoir (Cross Creek Road open)
  • Forest Service Trail 842 (Tewksberry Trail)