15,000 acre Bovee fire determined to have human cause

BOVEE, N.E. – As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Bovee Fire now covers approximately 15,000 acres and is 30% contained.

The fire has been determined to be human-caused, and is under investigation

All evacuations on the Bovee Fire have been lifted, and Highway 2 is open, though the Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management (CIM) Team warns that there may be heavy traffic and smoke in the area.

According to a release from the CIM Team, cooler weather with low wind and light rainfall assisted containment efforts on Monday, leading to good progress on containing the northern and eastern flanks of the fire. Work on constructing a fireline to contain the western side of the fire will continue today, and a night shift will be in place keep the firelines secure through the night.

Cool weather and high humidity is expected to reduce fire activity today to “creeping and smoldering.”

Bovee Map

For additional information on closures and fire restrictions, visit the USDA website. For more information on the Bovee Fire, call the public information line at 402-302-0368.


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