BASALT, Colo. (CBS4) – Despite Saturday’s cooler temperatures, wind gusts and low humidity are fueling wildfires in northwest Colorado.

The Wolf Fire is burning about five miles south of Elk Springs. It’s burned about 4,200 acres since it began on Friday.

The Divide Fire is five miles south of the Wolf Fire and is estimated at 250 acres.

Another fire started near Basalt on Saturday but was quickly knocked down. Some homes were evacuated for a couple of hours. Investigators believe that fire started after sparks flew at a shooting range.

wildfire map transfer Wind, Low Humidity Fuel Wildfires In Northwest Colorado

(credit: CBS)

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