Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs at 75 % containment |

Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs at 75 % containment

BLACK FOREST, CO - JUNE 16: Hundreds of Colorado Springs and area residents turned out at the corner of Old Ranch Road and Thunder Mountain Road outside of the Black Forest Fire Incident Command Post to cheer on firefighters and law enforcement officials as they come off of the fire line for the evening on June 16, 2013. The command post is set up at Pine Creek High School. The fire is currently 65% contained. Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

BLACK FOREST — Sunday’s rain and the work of crews on the lines of the Black Forest fire mean that some resources are being released to work on other incidents, and more residents are being allowed to return to their property, the fire team said Monday morning.

The containment figure on the fire was increased from 65 percent to 75 percent, incident commander Rich Harvey told an 11:15 news briefing.

“Fire behavior was reduced to creeping and smoldering due to improved weather conditions,” Harvey reported earlier Monday. “Due to decreasing demands from the incident, some resources are being released and made available for response for other incidents as needed.”

Read more: Black Forest fire near Colorado Springs at 75 % containment – The Denver Post

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