Full Containment Expected On Dead Dog Fire

RANGELY, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters hope to have the second of two northwestern Colorado wildfires fully contained by the end of Friday.

The Dead Dog Fire has burned nearly 18,000 acres (7,285 hectares) of mostly Bureau of Land Management land north of Rangely. It was 95 percent contained as of Thursday evening.

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The Dead Dog Fire (credit: CBS)

Officials say the fire was human-caused but exactly how it started is still under investigation.

The 990-acre (401-hectare) Hunter Fire near Meeker was fully contained on Wednesday. It was started by lighting.

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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