Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles southwest of Meeker. In Moffat County, crews responded to two fires. The Godiva Fire was about ten miles north of Maybell on Godiva Rim and was contained at one tenth acre. The Red Dirt Fire is about 23 miles southwest of Maybell near Elk Springs. It’s being managed to allow fire to play its natural role on the land. Benefits include regeneration of vegetation and removal of encroaching pinion and juniper trees. No structures are threatened and no control problems are anticipated. It is one tenth acre.

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