Flames and rumors started to spread again Monday as firefighters from around the region descended on this flyfishing resort town to battle a 970-acre blaze that forced evacuation of a Boy Scout Camp, tourists, dozens of homes and livestock.

A helicopter was visible flying above the region Monday and fire officials said two helicopters and four air tankers expected to fight the fire Monday along with upwards of 400 firefighters on the ground by the end of the day.

The air tankers were diverted from the High Park Fire near Fort Collins. Two single-engine tankers have been assigned to the Springer Fire and officials have ordered two more.

The manager at the Indian Paint Brush Ranch, who did not want her name used, told The Gazette she and 10 others were horseback riding Sunday when they heard gunshots and an explosion, then saw flames rise from some brush, fueling rumors of how the fire began.

Get more on the Springer Fire at The Gazette.