UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Now 95% Contained

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - Storms Saturday night helped die down the Beaver Creek fire. U.S. Forest Service officials said the fire burning on Green Mountain iis now 95 percent contained.

The fire has burned 100 acres since it began Friday afternoon in northern El Paso County near Baptist Road.

Officials said 144 were working to get the fire out Sunday night.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Friday afternoon the fire came within a quarter mile of some homes.

Green Mountain Ranch Estate residents said they were worried about things getting out of control due to a lack of water to fight the fire.

"It's always in the back of your mind if you have a fire they have to truck water in and it's kind of dangerous because we only have wells," said Patricia Olson, who noticed flames around 2:30 pm Friday.

"When I came out it had just burst into flames at the top [of the mountain] and it had not gone that way yet," said Olson. "We didn't have that much wind [now] if did we'd have been in trouble."

Fire crews did an effective job of playing defense, and the situation never got bad enough to order evacuations.

Firefighters have been literally fighting an uphill battle. One firefighter said footing was a big concern. He said making fast runs uphill can be tricky.

Homeowners acknowledged that firefighters are in a tough spot trying to put out flames on a such a steep slope.

"If you look at the side of the mountain it's a 50 degree angle straight up," said Dan Meylan. "I've done a couple of climbs. They were as tough as any climb in Colorado."

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