MEEKER, Colo. (CBS4) – An aerial firefight is underway in northwestern Colorado against a wildfire that grew to hundreds of acres over the weekend.

hunterfire1 Wildfire Grows To 500 Acres In Northwest Colorado

Hunter Fire (credit: Rio Blanco County)

The fire is being referred to as the Hunter Fire and it’s located in the Piceance Basin southwest of Meeker. On last check it was more than 500 acres and there was no containment estimate on it.

So far it’s not clear how the wildfire started.

A few other smaller wildfires were also burning in western Colorado, including one on federal land 25 miles west of Craig.

Last Tuesday, fire managers on Colorado’s Western Slope told reporters hot and dry conditions in the region are contributing to an elevated fire danger.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

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


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