Crews battling 68-acre fire near Cheeseman Reservoir

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DECKERS, CO.,– The ‘560 fire’ is currently burning 68 acres near Forest Road 560, approximately three miles northwest of the Cheesman Reservoir, according to the Pike and San Isabel National Forest and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands website.

Forest Road 560, which is east of Deckers in Jefferson County, is currently closed due to the fire.

Update (12:00 p.m. Sunday): the fire is at 60% containment and no structures have been threatned.

Red marker is the approximate location of the 560 Fire

As of Sunday morning, no homes have been evacuated.

On Sunday, crews will continue to build and strengthen firelines on the 560 fire and a bulldozer will assist those crews building fireline where accessible, according to the PSICC_NF twitter page.

The website says, “The fire is burning in the old Hayman burn scar through heavy standing dead and downed trees. These trees not only create a tripping hazard for firefighters but they also put firefighters at risk from falling trees. The fire is burning in very steep and rugged terrain. Engines and overhead are on scene from US Forest Service and North Fork Fire Department. Smoke from this fire can be seen from the surrounding counties.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Aerial videos were taken and can be viewed on their website here.

>>Click here for more updates on the 560 fire.

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