Cooler Weather And Rain Helps Contain Dunraven Fire In Glen Haven
Authorities believe a small fire sparked a larger fire in Glen Haven on Tuesday, September 8. The fire was first reported just after 11:30 a.m.
The Dunraven Fire was located 17 miles northwest of Loveland and three miles northwest of Glen Haven in the Retreat area. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire was in steep terrain and in dense timber and was at 7,600 feet in elevation. The fire reached a size of approximately 40 to 45 acres.
The fire was 10 percent contained on Tuesday night and overnight weather conditions helped crews fight the fire, including cooler temperatures along with sprinkles of rain.
At least one home was evacuated on Tuesday and 52 others were on alert to evacuate, but the Forest Service said that as of Wednesday morning, all evacuation orders had been lifted because the fire was under control. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, lightning is the suspected.
A 30-person hotshot crew and many other local fire agencies responded to the fire. Two single engine air tankers and a helicopter also responded. About 140 people were on the scene of the fire on Tuesday evening and many stayed there overnight to contain the Dunraven Fire.