Firefighters hope cooler temps help fight blaze in southwestern Colorado
NORWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Chilly temperatures and even snow flurries are helping fiefighters tackle a canyon blaze in southwest Colorado.
The Beaver Fire now covers about 3,200 acres of mostly federal land, including the San Miguel Canyon. The fire started Saturday when a power line fell. High winds throughout the weekend fanned the flames.
No homes have been evacuated, though a few campsites were evacuated and neighbors were being asked to clear brush and flammable items from their yards as a precaution.
Erin Curtis of the Montrose Interagency Fire Management Unit said Monday that the fire isn’t contained, but firefighters will be helped by cooler temperatures, in the 30s. There were also trace amounts of rain and snow that fell on the fire overnight.
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