RANGELY, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters get the upper hand on a wildfire that’s been burning out of control in Northwest Colorado. The Dead Dog Fire was nearly 60 percent contained as of Wednesday evening.

The fire has burned nearly 18,000 acres north of Rangely in Rio Blanco County.

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The Dead Dog Fire (credit: CBS)

The fire hasn’t burned any structures and no one has been injured.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated but officials believe humans are responsible.

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The Dead Dog Fire (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’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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