Sylvan Lake State Park fully reopened; fire nearly contained |

Sylvan Lake State Park fully reopened; fire nearly contained

Smoke rises from the Red Table Fire south of Eagle on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is located in the Antone Cabin Springs drainage southwest of Sylvan Lake and southeast of LEDE Reservoir.
Pam Boyd / Eagle Valley Enterprise |

Firefighting crews are reporting nearly 100 percent containment of the Red Table Fire, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday resumed normal operations at Sylvan Lake State Park.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 13, Sylvan Lake park rangers reported a column of smoke rising from the forest, approximately 1.5 miles southwest of the park.

Using the park’s lake as the location of their incident command and staging area, fire crews aggressively attacked the 20-acre fire with helicopters, aircraft and more than 100 firefighters, bringing the fire under control over the weekend.

Although the fire did not threaten the park at any time, park managers temporarily closed the areas around the lake to day use due to the heavy presence of firefighting equipment and personnel.

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