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Wilson Fire Near Meeker Continues To Grow

RIO BLANCO COUNTY, Colo.  (CBS4) – A fire burning in Rio Blanco County is threatening oil and gas operations near Meeker.

The Wilson Fire has burned 204 acres with no containment as of Sunday afternoon.

The fire is burning along Rio Blanco County Road 9.

rio wilson creek fire Wilson Fire Near Meeker Continues To Grow

(credit: Facebook/Rio Blanco County)

A regional wildfire information agency, RMA Predictive Services, says the Wilson Fire is threatening gas and oil production facilities.

The Meeker Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management are on scene with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

This fire has been named the Wilson Fire. There is another fire in Fremont County called the Wilson Creek Fire.

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) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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