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Wildfire near Cañon City (essentially) 100 percent contained

Published On: Aug 06 2014 03:47:39 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 02 2014 11:45:27 AM CDT

Firefighters say progress comes despite no containment yet.


Firefighters say they've done all they can do to contain the wildfire that burned about 500 acres in a rugged canyon near Cañon City.

Only about 65 percent of the area around the Eightmile Fire is accessible and crews have built containment lines all along those portions.
A new fire started a mile away from the fire on Tuesday. Crews have built lines all around that blaze, the Phantom Fire. It's not clear how it started.
Crews will be patrolling that area with engines on Wednesday.



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