WETMORE FIRE: 65 percent contained, Highways 67, 96 reopened

By: CARIE CANTERBURY
October 25, 2012
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photo - Signs thanking firefighters working the Wetmore fire hang on a fence Thursday outside the Fremont Middle School. (Jeff Shane, Canon City Daily Record) Photo by
Signs thanking firefighters working the Wetmore fire hang on a fence Thursday outside the Fremont Middle School. (Jeff Shane, Canon City Daily Record) Photo by  

UPDATE: The Wetmore fire was declared 65 percent contained by Thursday evening, according to updates on an online incident report for the fire.

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Highways 67 and 96 in the Wetmore area reopened at noon Thursday, however the Custer County Sheriff and the Colorado State Patrol will continue to patrol Highway 96 from the Wetmore General Store south

The public is urged to stay in their vehicles and obey speed limits. All roads within the fire perimeter remain closed.

The Wetmore fire has burned 2,100 acres, including 14 homes in Custer County.

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team C, a Type II team, is now in command of the fire and incident personnel size is now estimated at 300.

The evacuation has been lifted for all residences outside of the fire perimeter.

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