New Fire Starts, Fire Near Meeker Doubles In Size

High winds caused two fires already burning to spread and helped kindle a new fire in Northwest Colorado Sunday. The new Dead Dog Fire is burning on BLM land about 10 miles north of Rangely and is estimated at 40 acres. The Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker, nearly doubled in size throughout the day Sunday, growing to nearly 1,000 acres. The Hunter Fire is estimated to be 30% contained. Despite the challenging conditions, crews were able to make progress controlling two fires near Craig. The Cross Fire, burning 35 miles west of Craig in the Cross Mountain Wilderness Study Area estimated at 55 acres was 60% contained as of Sunday night. The 67 acre Temple Fire burning 25 miles west of Craig is now fully contained. Dangerous fire conditions will linger throughout Northwest Colorado Monday, with a red flag warning remaining in effect through Monday night.

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