Elk Springs and Ladore Fires Update

Sporadic rain showers and overcast conditions continue to aid in putting out the 450 acre Elk Springs fire which remains at 90% contained.  Management of the fire has switched to a Type 4 organization.  No cause has been determined.

Yesterday, crews responded to the Ladore Fire which is in Dinosaur National Monument and on Bureau of Land Management lands, at about 430 acres and in rough but accessible terrain, and is under a full suppression strategy.  The Roosevelt Hot Shots, the Buena Vista Juniper Valley Crew, a Park Service Engine, and a State Type 3 helicopter are responding.  There is no containment at this time and no cause has been determined. Those same favorable weather conditions of light rain and high humidity are also helping with these efforts. 

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Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit