RIO BLANCO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Hunt Fire grew to nearly 1,900 acres up from 1,000 on Friday. The fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management land southwest of Meeker in Rio Blanco County.

Fire officials blame strong wind for the sizable growth.

Hunt Fire Rio Blanco Meeker (credit: Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire)

(credit: Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire)

An area north of Rio Blanco County line, east of Hunter Creek Road, west of Willow Creek Road, and extending north to County Road 5 has been temporarily closed for safety measures.

Investigators say lightning sparked the fire on Thursday. No occupied structures are threatened, however some historic cabins are in the vicinity of the fire.

Firefighters managed to keep the fire from reaching those homes on Friday.

Multiple crews, including two helicopters, are helping fight the fire.

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