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YMCA Fire was estimated at 120 acres this evening. In the late afternoon, the fi…

YMCA Fire was estimated at 120 acres this evening. In the late afternoon, the fire moved east along the ridge then southeast in the evening. The fire is approximately 4 miles southwest of Canon City, south of the Arkansas River. The fire is entirely on Bureau of Land Management lands at this time and no structures are threatened.

Two hand crews arrived this afternoon to assist BLM-Front Range Fire, Canon City Area Fire Protection District, and Tallahassee Fire Protection District firefighting resources who were first on scene. Ground crews were assisted by aircraft through the afternoon and evening. Single engine air tankers and large air tankers provided retardant drops while a helicopters provided bucket drops until sunset.

Firefighters will work into the night to take advantage of cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and lower fire activity.Two Type 1 helicopters and two single-engine air tankers (SEATs) will be available to assist firefighters tomorrow.

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