Crews still working to contain Miner's Candle Fire in Colorado
Some buildings have been destroyed, but luckily no injuries have been reported
IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. - Evacuation orders that were issued when a wildfire broke out on a mountain near Idaho Springs, Colorado, on Sunday have been lifted, according to officials.
The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office said the Miner's Candle Fire had burned about 15 acres and was about 50% contained as of Monday morning.
Because of the fire, people in the area of Trail Creek Road, Miners Candle, Lamertine Road and Sunny Skies Trail were told to evacuate to a district building while dozens of firefighters worked to contain the blaze.
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Officials said the fire burned in an area where there weren't a lot of homes, but it was difficult to fight the fire because of strong winds at the time. Those winds did eventually subside, allowing crews to make progress in getting the wildfire under control.
FOX 31 in Denver reports the fire began at a home outside of Idaho Springs Sunday morning and began to spread. According to the news station, two buildings and four outbuildings have been destroyed.
Luckily, no injuries were reported.