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Spruce Creek Fire burning in prescribed fire area

The Spruce Creek Fire, which was started by lightning, has grown to about 10 acres as of Thursday night. (U.S. Forest Service)
A Hotshot crew is on scene monitoring the fire

On Tuesday around 4:30 p.m., a lightning strike sparked a fire Northeast of Dolores, near Haycamp, that has been burning steadily, yet controlled for the past two days.

The Spruce Creek Fire is about 10 acres in size and is burning primarily a mix of ponderosa, gambel oak and aspen with “low to moderate fire activity,” according to Public Information Officer Andy Lyon.

As of this moment, no direct actions are being taken to suppress the fire, but crews are on the scene monitoring the progress of the fire.

“We have a Hotshot crew and a Forest Service engine on scene. Additional resources are being ordered. It is burning a within network of forest roads and in a previously prepared prescribed burn area. The plan is to contain it within that roadwork,” Lyon said.

Those interested in the fire can keep track of its progress and any action being taking by visiting https://inciweb.wildfire.gov/incident-information/cosjf-2024-spruce-creek-co.