The fire on Sunday just South of Victor appears to have been started by a person dumping hot ashes on the City’s slash pile. That area is NOT a dump ground. The City makes mulch from that pile of tree limbs that can be used for landscaping purposes.
The City thanks its fine volunteer department and all of our neighboring fire departments, including Cripple Creek, Four Mile, Divide, NETCO, US Forest Service and Mt. Mutual. This fire could have had dire consequences but for the quick response from all these agencies.
The City and Teller County are still under fire restrictions. Please heed these warnings!