Fire information officer Matt Reed says firefighters working on the key northwest flank of the Monument Fire on Tuesday night conducted burnout operations near the neighborhood’s northwest end that strengthened protections lines.
The move is aimed at safeguarding the area in the event the blaze whips through a canyon and advances toward the neighborhood.
No spot fires from blowing embers were reported.
Firefighters plan to conduct burnout operations Wednesday near the neighborhood’s southwest side.
The fire has burned 42 square miles and is 45 percent contained.