Private Parks All Open In Colo., Wildfires Still Burn

Firefighters conduct spot burns to protect structures from the Spring Creek Fire.

In an update to Woodall’s Campground Management, Mary Arlington, executive director of the Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners Association, continued to reiterate that the state’s campgrounds are open for business.

“None of the privately owned campgrounds are closed or evacuated due to any of the fires or smoke,” she said.

Wildfires continue to burn though out portions of the state, according to The Denver Post.

The Lake Christine fire, burning about a mile northwest of Basalt, has destroyed more than 6,000 acres. Three homes were destroyed. As of Saturday (July 7), about 780 evacuees from 279 homes were able to return to their threatened homes. The fire is 43% contained.

The Chateau Fire, burning in Teller and Park counties, was 100% contained July 9. It has burned more than 1,400 acres.

The Spring Creek Fire, the largest one burning in the state, has torched more than 107,900 acres in Costilla and Huerfano counties. On Wednesday fire officials said that blaze was 83% contained.

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