August 16, 2022

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Large grass fire in Morgan County quickly growing due to high winds

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MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A 35-40 acre fire is now 100% contained after sparking near Wiggins north of the Empire Reservoir. 

Brent Galloway and his wife got out of the house they’ve lived in since November as quickly as they could. 

“First, we’re just trying to wet everything down and the wife ended up grabbing the dog and trying to load up what we could in the cars and get the cars out of the property,” said Galloway.

Thick smoke covered the highway as the Galloways tried to leave. The smoke reduced visibility so much, there was a three-car crash on the road that sent a few people to the hospital. 

“I couldn’t even see the hood of my truck,” said Chief Bailey. “It was zero visibility, maybe five feet.”

No homes were damaged. There…

Morgan Whitley

2022-04-10 15:48:52

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