YMCA fire at 60 percent containment

Top Stories
The YMCA Fire as seen from above on Wednesday, July 8. / Courtesy YMCA Fire Information

The YMCA Fire as seen from above on Wednesday, July 8. / Courtesy YMCA Fire Information

This story was last updated Sunday. Tap here for the latest on the fire.

CAÑON CITY, Colo. — Firefighters continue to make progress on containing the 303-acre YMCA Fire near Canon City, CO.

UPDATE: By Sunday morning, the fire was 60% contained and remained at 303 acres with 139 people fighting the fire, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

 There was no detectable growth to the fire’s perimeter and fire behavior was minimal on Saturday.

One Type 1 helicopter was assigned to the fire on Saturday, but due to the downturn in fire activity, no bucket drops were necessary.

The YMCA Fire will be downsizing operations on Sunday and making crews available for other assignments or to return to their home units to prepare for future fires in the region. As the operation downsizes, the fire will transition to a Type 4 incident Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.

Smoke may be visible from Canon City and neighboring areas.

The Bureau of Land Management says the cause of the fire is lightning.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local Stories

More Local