Royal Gorge fire

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Royal Gorge fire
Location Royal Gorge Bridge and Arkansas River, near Canon City, Colorado
Statistics
Date(s) June 11, 2013 - June 18, 2013
Burned area 3,218 acres (5.028 sq mi; 13.02 km2)[1]
Cause Unconfirmed
Land use Forest
Buildings
destroyed
20 [2][3]

The Royal Gorge fire was a forest fire that began south of the Royal Gorge Bridge near Canon City, Colorado at around 1:15 PM on June 11, 2013.[4]

Although the fire jumped the Royal Gorge, the famous Royal Gorge Bridge is still standing, only losing 32 wooden planks off of the platform. However, according to Peggy Gair, a spokeswoman for the park, "many buildings on the property were a catastrophic loss," including the aerial tram over the Royal Gorge.[3]

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