By Matt Kroschel

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.

image11 Wildfire Mapping Shows Gutzler Fire At Less Than 100 Acres

The Gutzler Fire (credit: White River National Forest)

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.

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) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.


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