The Springer Fire was reported yesterday (6/17/12) around noon and is currently burning on the South Park Ranger District in Park County. The fire is burning approximately 5 miles SW of Lake George and is burning in Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer forest. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
There are approximately 150 firefighters currently on scene and more firefighters will be arriving today. Hand crews, engines, helicopters and air tankers battled the fire today and have kept the fire from becoming established on the South side of Elevenmile canyon. Fire engines will continue with structure protection and the crews battle red flag conditions over the fire area today and Tuesday. Elevenmile Canyon is currently closed including Camp Alexander.
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