Fire burning in Pike National Forest near Fairplay

The Snyder Creek 2 fire line on April 12 / @PSICC_NF / Twitter
The Snyder Creek 2 fire line on April 12 / @PSICC_NF / Twitter

PARK COUNTY, Colo. — A fire burning in the Pike National Forest about 19 miles north of Fairplay has been contained.

Crews said the fire was first reported around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It’s burning off Park County Road 56, about three miles southeast of Kenosha Pass Overlook and 19 miles north of Fairplay.

The fire was estimated at 250 acres with 100 percent containment as of 5 p.m. Monday.

Fire crews said the fire was caused by people recreationally shooting.

The fire, which has been named the Synder Creek 2 Fire, started in the same area as the first Snyder Fire in May 2011.

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