CRAIG, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Lightning across northwestern Colorado is suspected of sparking about 30 fires over the weekend, keeping firefighters running from one fire to another.
Of the 20 fires reported on Sunday only three remain uncontained.
The largest of the wildfires is the Four Mile Fire, which is burning on just over 1,000 acres 20 miles north of Craig. It was 100 percent contained at 1 p.m. Monday.
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says over 4,000 lightning strikes hit northwestern Colorado on Saturday and Sunday.
“On Monday two new lightning-caused wildfires have been reported. Both are located in Rio Blanco County on Bureau of Land Management land. The Dragon Fire was contained at 10:20 a.m. at one tenth acre. The Steward Fire is expected to be contained later this evening and is less than 1/10th acre,” the BLM said in a statement.
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