Officials believe Church Park Fire to be human-caused |

Officials believe Church Park Fire to be human-caused

Sky-Hi News Staff Report
Fraser, CO Colorado
Drew Munro/Sky-Hi NewsA support helicopter leaves the scene of the fire at sundown Sunday, Oct. 3. The blaze experience little growth overnight.

A fire that has already burned 450 acres west of Fraser is believed to have been human-caused, said incident spokesperson Nowell Curran.

The Church Park Fire, located approximately five miles northwest of Fraser on the south side of Sheep Mountain, was reported shortly after noon yesterday.

The exact cause is still under investigation.

The fire grew to approximately 450 acres in size Sunday afternoon but experienced little growth overnight. No evacuation orders have been given. A reverse 911 alert went out asking area residents to prepare for a possible evacuation.

The fire is approximately 2 miles away from structures. There are four helicopters and five air tankers working the blaze along with ground crews.

The U.S. Forest Service has command of the fire. Firefighters from Kremmling Fire, Hot Sulphur Fire, Granby Fire, Grand Lake Fire and East Grand Fire are all assisting.

All told, there are approximately 200 personnel on duty working and monitoring the fire.

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