Firefighters hope to contain Deckers fire today |

Firefighters hope to contain Deckers fire today

A helicopter prepares to dump water on a wildfire in Big Sur, Calif., Monday, June 30, 2008. Firefighters hoped coastal fog would help them gain ground against a blaze that was just 3 percent contained in the storied town of Big Sur. John Heil, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said it had blackened nearly 62 square miles, or about 39,600 acres. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

DECKERS – Firefighters hope to have a wildfire burning near Deckers fully contained today.

The 110-acre fire burning five miles north of the town is about 50 percent contained. About ten homes have been evacuated because of the blaze.

The U.S. Forest Service says fire managers will consider whether the evacuation order and road closures should be lifted at the end of day.

The fire started Sunday in the area about 60 miles southwest of Denver. The cause isn’t known.

It’s burning in grass, pine trees and oak brush in steep terrain in the Pike National Forest. Roughly 225 firefighters are battling the fire.

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