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Miner’s Candle Fire now 80% contained with goal of full containment by 5 p.m. – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-12-07 13:54:10 –

Clear Creek County, Colorado — A 15-acre miner’s candle fire in Clear Creek County is currently 80% contained, and fire authorities hope to be fully contained by the end of Tuesday.

All evacuation related to fire Lifted on Monday.

Sheriff Rick Albers of Clear Creek said the fire destroyed two houses and four annexes near Miners Candle Road. He said fire investigators believed it started at home and then spread east.

At the time of publication, civilians and firefighters have not reported any injuries.

Jeremy Jones, assistant fire chief of the Clear Creek Fire Department, said on Monday A fire may have broke out between 4am and 5am on Sunday.. By the time the firefighters were warned and arrived in the area, one house ignited its foundation and the other was actively on fire. Jones said one person had evacuated from the house.

On Tuesday morning, the Clear Creek County Emergency Management Agency announced that the fire had reached 80% containment. Albers said he hopes the crew will be able to completely contain the fire by 5 pm on Tuesday.

“We thank our hard-working fire brigade and all our local, state, and federal partners for supporting the wildfire this December,” the Emergency Management Agency said in a tweet.

Residents of the area CodeRED Emergency Alert Program The latest information on emergencies in the county.



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