East Peak Fire 100% contained
Updated On: Jul 09 2013 07:04:48 PM CDT
The East Peak Fire at the base of the east Spanish Peak is 100% contained. The fire burned 13,572 acres.
All evacuations ordered because of the fire have been lifted.
Ten structures have been lost along with 4 outbuildings.
Investigators have determined the fire was started by a lightning strike.
Two phone lines have been established for people with questions about the East Peak Fire. You can call (719) 742-3882 or (719) 315-4808.
Governor John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order Friday (6/21) declaring a disaster emergency in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties because of the fire.
The Executive Order authorizes the transfer of $3 million from the Disaster Emergency Fund to pay for the fire suppression, response and recovery effort related to the fire since it started.
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