Firefighters Battle 2 Northwest Colorado Fires

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CRAIG, Colo. (AP) – More warm, dry conditions are expected in northwestern Colorado, where crews are fighting two fires started by lighting.

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(credit: Lynn Barclay/Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit)

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(credit: Lynn Barclay/Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit)

The Citadel Fire was burning on about 1,900 acres about 40 miles northwest of Meeker on Tuesday. It’s threatening three structures and is 10 percent contained.

It was reported Sunday and is burning in timber, sagebrush, pinion and juniper trees.

Another fire about 20 miles northwest of Meeker in Rio Blanco County has burned about 650 acres. Firefighters burned vegetation around one threatened cabin to remove fuel for the fire. The East Tschuddi Fire was reported Saturday and was 25 percent contained Monday.

Meanwhile rain and higher humidity have helped dampen fire activity at the 170-square-mile West Fork fire complex in southwest Colorado.

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