Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Six Shooter Fire in southern Colorado grows to 224 acres

Fire crews continue battling the Six Shooter Fire on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation after it broke through the fire line Wednesday afternoon.

Crews held the fire to less than five acres of growth in 24 hours, according to a news release from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The fire has burned 224 acres on the reservation in southern Colorado, and it is at 25% containment.

A crew of 105 people are cutting more fire lines Thursday, and they hope to make progress with better weather conditions, the news release said.

The fire is contained to Six Shooter Canyon, and no structures are threatened by the fire. Smoke is visible in the area and causing poor air quality.

The Tribe is working with oil and gas operators in the area to shut facilities in the vicinity.

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