Largest wildfire in Colorado history is now 100% contained

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DENVER | The largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history is now 100% contained, the Bureau of Land Management said.

The so-called Pine Gulch Fire started in western Colorado on July 31 due to lightning and was announced as contained on Wednesday. The fire burned over 217 square miles (562 square kilometers) of remote land, KUSA-TV reported.

The fire surpassed the Hayman Fire in 2002 as the largest recorded in the state. The 2002 fire burned over 215 square miles (557 square kilometers).