More Firefighters On Way To Wildfire Near Wyoming

RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. (AP) – More firefighters are on their way to help fight a wildfire near the Wyoming border.

The Roach Fire was burning on 250 acres Wednesday in northwest Larimer County in the Roosevelt National Forest, about 3 miles south of the Wyoming line. It’s 10 percent contained.

About 100 firefighters are already fighting the fire and another 40 firefighters were expected later in the day.

No homes are threatened. The nearest structure is six miles away.

The fire is burning in lodgepole pine that has been hit with mountain pine beetle, so there is dead wood to burn.

The fire was reported Monday and the cause is under investigation.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

roach fire map consolidated More Firefighters On Way To Wildfire Near Wyoming

(credit: CBS)

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Wildfire Resources section.

– Read recent Wildfire stories.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

Enter To Win!
Weather App

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia