The Monument Fire started as a result of a lightning strike on July 30, about 1 mile from the Park on top of the ridge to the South East. It has since expanded to more than 50,000 acres. Fortunately fire crews saved the Park and the community of Del Loma. It looks like we are now in the clear (hopefully) but Highway 299 will be closed for a while and the park is temporarily closed. We hope to reopen before too long. Thanks for everyone's support and we are sending our thoughts to those who have lost their homes and businesses in nearby areas, or are currently evacuated. Photos show the very beginning of the fire late Friday night, July 30, on the ridge line, and its progression over that weekend, with fire crews arriving shortly thereafter. The owners slept in the soccer field to keep their eyes on the fire progression on the hillside overnight. Thanks to our incredible staff who chose to stay on longer and help the fire crews before evacuating. It's crazy to be the epicenter of such a major fire. Silver lining, if we make it through, we should have greatly reduced wildfire risk for years to come!