Strawberry Fire Containment

fire-1-300According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Strawberry Fire two miles west of Meeker along County Road 7 was expected to be completely contained last night. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. The 130-acre fire occurred entirely on private land and threatened two private homes and several outbuildings. While no homes were lost, the fire did destroy four outbuildings along with several vehicles and other equipment. County Road 7 was closed for a time as the fire threatened to cross the road.  Mop-up operations are continuing today.

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