(Submitted photo)

Smoke from the Bull Draw Fire hangs over the West End last month.

The 36,520-acre Bull Draw Fire, which started due to a lightning strike on July 29, is now 100-percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Recent storms dropped more than 5 inches of precipitation in the fire area and the USFS says the fire is unlikely to grow.

Firefighters finished strengthening and securing all containment lines around the fire and have been demobilized from the incident.

The fire, which sprouted this summer about 12 miles from Nucla and prompted several road closures, was officially declared contained Thursday. There is no further suppression action needed in the area, the USFS said in a release Friday.

Hunters and others in the burned areas are still asked to exercise caution and understand that the forest fire can create hazards.

For example, fire-weakened trees can fall suddenly and the roots of trees can burn underground, creating ash pits that may not be readily visible.

Burned forests are especially hazardous in windy conditions. The recent rain has saturated the soils in the burned area, as well, increasing the potential for flash floods or landslides with future storms.

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