Fire burning near Parachute |

Fire burning near Parachute

PARACHUTE, Colorado (AP) ” A 100-acre fire is burning about six miles southwest of Parachute on public and private land.

Bureau of Land Management spokesman David Boyd says some structures are threatened but he doesn’t know how many or how close the fire is to the buildings.

The fire started around 7 p.m. Monday. Boyd says lighting is the likely cause.

The wildfire is burning in pinon pine and juniper trees and spread quickly.

Boyd says a crew of 20 firefighters is fighting the fire and another crew has been requested. Five engines and two helicopters were sent to the area.

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