UPDATE: Incline Fire remains at one acre Saturday evening

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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – As of Saturday evening, the Incline Fire at the base of Barr Trail is now at 80% containment.

According to Alex Trefry with the City of Manitou Springs, fire crews hiked into the fire early Saturday morning to continue suppression operations. Firefighters reported that the fire is looking really good.

The fire remains in its current footprint and remains 1 acre. It was reported that there were a few areas in the interior of the fire where the fire continues to smolder. A red flag warning is
in effect for the weekend.

Firefighters will continue to reinforce the existing firelines and mop up hotspots that remain within the fire area utilizing water that is being pumped up to the fire from Ruxton Creek. The Manitou Incline, Barr Trail and the Barr parking lot will remain closed until further notice.

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE: Firefighters are reporting Saturday morning that the Incline Fire burning along Barr Trail in Manitou Springs is “looking really good.”

The Incline Fire started Thursday afternoon and was originally estimated to be burning three to five acres. By about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, the fire has been reduced to one acre burning on private property about half a mile up Barr Trail. 

On Saturday, fire crews hiked into the fire early this morning to continue suppression operations. According to firefighters, the fire remains in its current footprint and remains 1 acre. There were a few areas in the interior of the fire where the fire continues to smolder.

A red flag warning is in effect Saturday for warm, dry and windy weather. For the rest of the day, firefighters will continue to reinforce the existing firelines and mop up hotspots that remain within the fire area utilizing water that is being pumped up to the fire from Ruxton Creek.

The Manitou Incline, Barr Trail, and the Barr parking lot will remain closed until further notice.

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