Jun 20 2013

East Spanish Peak Fire

Published by at 9:37 pm under General Information

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Frightening fire up on the East Peak last night. Still no containment.  Maybe 7 or 8 miles SE of La Veta and even farther away from Cuchara. Evacuations are in progress in some areas. 
It started up at end of Bear Creek Road near Boy Scout Camp on north side of the East Peak. Has burned much up the mountain on north side toward peak and slowly creeping westerly too. But winds also blowing fire NE toward Walsenburg. Burning a large area now, 9,000 acres. Burning south of CR 363 between 360 Wahatoya and Bear Creek to the west. Have already also lost a few homes considerable distance SE of the peak too, in areas of Silver Spurs and Blackhawk Ranch developments.    
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