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.
Direct aerial attack on the #ElephantButteFire #EvergreenColorado ⚠️Please avoid the area and change your plans if you were coming to visit Evergreen area #jeffcotrails #Alderfer3Sisters #ElkMeadowPark #EvergreenLake #DenverMountainParks ‼️ pic.twitter.com/d15ghi4tFx
— Jason (@jcosrangerjason) July 13, 2020