560 Fire burns 68 acres southwest of Denver

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Map showing the approximate location of the “560 Fire” northwest of Cheesman Lake in Colorado, 2:24 p.m. MDT April 25, 2020.

Firefighters were able to stop the spread of the “560 Fire” after it burned 68 acres 30 miles southwest of Denver Saturday afternoon. It was reported in the Pike & San Isabel National Forest at 12:30 p.m. near the 560 Road (Stony Pass Road) 3 miles northwest of Cheesman Lake.

The fire did not grow overnight but smoke will be visible Sunday as dead trees continue to burn in the footprint of the Hayman Fire that blackened 137,760 acres in 2002. Crews and dozers will build fireline around the perimeter where it is accessible and can be done safely.

560 Fire, April 25, 2020 Colorado
560 Fire, April 25, 2020. Photo courtesy of Kara Lee of Elk Creek Fire.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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