Park County’s 403 Fire Now 88% Contained

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The 403 Fire burning in Park County is now 88% contained. It has not increased in size, standing at just over 1,500 acres.   

Fire crews continue to be on the scene, monitoring and knocking out hot spots.   

Lake George Fire Protection District’s Chief Susan Bernstetter said much of the fire is difficult to get to and it could take a few more days before the fire is fully contained.   

The fire was started when a Park County resident threw ashes from a fireplace into their backyard. 

Dan R