UPDATE: Dead Dog Fire Thought To Be Human Caused

Favorable weather conditions Wednesday allowed crews to gain ground in their efforts to  control the Dead Dog fire, which started Sunday, 10 miles north of Rangely. The fire did not grow significantly Wednesday and crews were able to increase containment from 10 to 60%. At a community meeting to discuss the blaze Tuesday night in Rangely, Shane Greer of the incident management team revealed that the fire is believed to be human caused and that the source is currently under investigation. At the meeting, Greer also said he was unsure how the fire may affect this weekends Dinosaur Open Hang Gliding competition. Greer expects the fire to still be burning through the weekend, if this is the case, a “no fly zone” could be put in place for hang gliding competitors. Crews also made good process Wednesday controlling the nearly 1,000 acre Hunter Fire near Meeker, which is now 100 percent contained.  Map shows the area affected by the Dead Dog fire, click to enlarge. Map courtesy of the Rio Blanco Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

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