Two Wildfires Burning In Colorado

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Fire crews responded Saturday to a wildfire burning in an isolated area northwest of Granby.

At the same time, a separate wildfire closed a state highway briefly in Moffat County.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office reported the 12-acre Corral Creek Fire at approximately 2 p.m. Saturday. The GCSO’s Facebook post stated “multiple agencies are responding” and asked civilians to stay out of the area.

corral creek fire 4 grand county sheriffs office fb Two Wildfires Burning In Colorado

(credit: Facebook/Grand County Sheriff’s Office)

corral creek fire 1 grand county sheriffs office fb Two Wildfires Burning In Colorado

(credit: Facebook/Grand County Sheriff’s Office)

It also stated there were no structures being threatened and no evacuations had been ordered.

Meantime, the 80-acre Pole Fire is burning northwest of Craig.

David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist for the NW Colorado District of the Bureau of Land Management, said three single-engine air tankers were working with BLM and Moffat County fire engines.

The Pole Fire is burning about two miles south of the Wyoming border near the intersection of Highway 13 and Moffat County Road 4.

The Colorado Department of Transportation confirmed Highway 13 was closed at that intersection for an hour and a half during the firefight.

No cause has been announced for either blaze.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

FANTASY FOOTBALL
Together 4 Colorado
CBS4 INVESTIGATES

Watch & Listen LIVE