HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — After a weekend of dry conditions, high temperatures, and heavy winds, crews increased containment of the Wilson Crossing Fire in Huerfano County to 60% of the fire’s perimeter.

The Wilson Crossing Fire, 17 miles southeast of Colorado City, has burned 144 acres so far.

On Sunday, single-engine air tankers (SEATs) supported ground crews through retardant drops in the morning while crews worked to construct and improve containment line,” according to a Bureau of Land Management Press Release Monday morning. “Crews worked along the canyon rim and in the canyon to mop up remaining pockets of heat. The Type 3 helicopter provided bucket drops as needed.”

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