Hubba fire is now contained

DEL NORTE –The two-acre Hubba Fire is now 100 percent contained. One hundred percent containment means that the entire perimeter of the burned area is cold. Due to the recent and predicted rain in the area, firefighters will continue to patrol the burned area until all interior hotspots are out.

The Hubba fire is located about seven miles southwest of Del Norte in a mixed conifer forest. The lightning-caused fire is believed to have started on Saturday and was first reported Sunday afternoon.

The Rio Grande National Forest wants to remind residents and visitors that lightning-caused wildland fires often occur this time of year. Fires may be reported by calling 911 or Pueblo Dispatch at 719-553-1600.

For more information, contact the Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 719-852-5941.