Number Of Wildland Fires Swell In Northwest Colorado

fire season smallOf the 20 fires reported since Friday, 13 are now contained. Fire fighters worked throughout the weekend to gain the upper hand on the fires that were mostly lightning caused. Today crews will continue to assist where needed with the remaining fires. Fire crews from Routt , Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties; the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control; National Park Service; U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management all responded to fires over the weekend.

To report a wildland fire call 911 and provide as much information as possible including your location and phone number, location of fire, recognizable land marks, is anything threatened, color of smoke, are flames visible, approximate size and if it’s growing. Never try to extinguish a wildfire as it can switch directions and overtake you in a matter of minutes. Do not use a fire extinguisher to put out a wildland fire as the residue left behind is toxic and poses a hazard to responders.

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