Sylvan Fire (Wildfire)

People visiting Sylvan Lake State Park and other open areas near the Sylvan Fire should expect to see some smoke as firefighters continue to work pockets of fire activity, especially on the southern side of the fire. The 3,792-acre Sylvan Fire continues to be 68 percent contained. The uncontained line remains on the southern side of the fire where the rugged terrain and thick timber limits access. Based on the difficulty of safely accessing terrain on the southern side of the fire, the fire will continue to be 68 percent contained for the near future. While much of the area around the Sylvan Fire is now open, including Sylvan Lake State Park, the public is urged to drive carefully because of firefighter activity and to stay out of the closed areas.  “Please respect the safety of firefighters and drive slowly,” said Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Leanne Veldhuis.  “The burned area as well as roads and trails leading into it remain closed for public safety.”The areas…

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