Outbuildings Burn As Wind Fans Beaver Creek Fire

Jun 27, 2016

Credit Kari Greer, National Interagency Fire Center

Dry winds and a lack of rain kept the Beaver Creek fire burning hot over the weekend. The blaze is located in Colorado two miles south of the Wyoming border. It’s now grown to over 6200 acres and the local sheriff’s office says two outbuildings have been consumed in the flames.

While no homes have been lost, about 60 cabins are still in the fire’s path. Firefighters have been using sprinklers and other prevention methods to prepare the buildings in case the fire moves closer.

Supervisors are also encouraging firefighters to prioritize their own safety since the fire is burning under hazardous conditions with so much wind and heavy timber.