Just a day after a wildfire sparked evacuation orders for 19.000 people in Colorado, the fire has been 35 percent contained since it neared the 24-hour mark, disaster management agents said Sunday afternoon.
The evacuation order issued Saturday evening will be updated on Sunday evening, a disaster department spokesman in Colorado said.
There have been no known injuries or reports of any structures being lost, officials told a news conference on Sunday.
Mike Smith, of the Boulder Incident Management Team, said he was “extremely pleased” with the firefighting work against the NCAR fire, which began Saturday evening.
There was no containment, the statement stated.
The cause of the fire remained a matter of inquiry.
Authorities said they believe the NCAR fire was started as a small fire, the cause of which had not yet been confirmed even though officers found the location of the house where it was believed to have started, Smith said.