Firefighters making progress on Elephant Butte Fire near Evergreen, Colorado

Elephant Butte Fire July 13, 2020 Jason Hamburg
The Elephant Butte Fire, July 13, 2020. Photo by Jason Hamburg, park ranger with Jefferson County Open Space. It was taken from his fire lookout position on Jenkins Peak, looking south toward Elephant Butte.

Firefighters are making progress on the Elephant Butte Fire burning on steep terrain two miles northwest of Evergreen Lake, Colorado. The update from the Jefferson County Sheriff Tuesday morning indicated the fire had not grown overnight and was still 50 acres.

At 5 p.m. some, but not all, evacuation orders were lifted. They are hoping the cooler weather Tuesday is going to help them reach more containment.

Jason Hamburg who took the photo above, also shot the video below.

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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.