The public is encouraged to stay out of the fire closure areas on the Pike and San Isabel National Forest. On Monday, two helicopter water drops had to be aborted in the Cave of the Winds area because citizens had wandered into the fire perimeter.
While the fire is 55 percent contained, there is still a lot of work to do. This includes mop-up of hotspots along the fire lines, patrolling fire areas and continued fire line construction.
To assist in the safe completion of these tasks, the public is asked to steer clear of the fire area.
Additionally, U.S. Forest Service officials are requesting the public stay out of the Pike Forest from Forest Development Road, FDR, 322 south all the way to the Waldo Canyon Fire area. For additional information on what areas of the Pike Forest are open to the public please call 719-636-1602