KREMMLING, Colo. (CBS4)– Air tankers, helicopters and four hotshot firefighter crews are all joining the fight on the Gutzler Fire burning southeast of Kremmling in Eagle County.
Dense vegetation, standing dead nettle kill trees and gusting winds are not helping the firefighters. The wildfire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land.
Initially, crews estimated the fire to be about 250 acres. But new mapping of the fire by the MMA state owned aircraft now puts the fire currently at 97 acres with some other small spot fires.
The Bureau of Land Management has closed the Radium Campground and boat ramp on the Upper Colorado River because of the fire.
It will remain closed until further notice, since it’s being using as a base for firefighting operations.People are urged to stay off FS road 402 and Sheephorn Road.
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