August 1, 2021

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Colorado’s newest wildfire, Collom fire, spreads near Craig

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A fire sparked and spread fast in northwest Colorado on Tuesday. The Collom Fire, burning between Craig and Meeker is 400 acres big with officials working to establish control lines around parts of the fire’s perimeter.

The fire is located off of Colorado Highway 13, near Moffat County roads 17 and 13 and has closed Moffat County Road 51. A large coal mine, the Colowyo Mine, is in the near vicinity of the fire.

So far, the fire has burned sage and oak brush on private lands with several entities fighting the blaze. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office reports that the fire moderated overnight, with crews working on aerial mapping of the area.

The fire burns in the hardest-hit drought region of the state while excessive heat warnings have been placed for parts of the Western Slope due…

Jake Shapiro

2021-06-16 10:08:04

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