By Danielle Chavira

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – More people have been added to help fight the Pine Gulch Fire burning north of Grand Junction. The fire grew to 129,715 acres, and remains the second largest fire in Colorado’s history; the biggest fire is the Hayman Fire which burned 137,760 acres.

Pine Gulch Fire map on Aug. 23 (credit: Inciweb)

The fire is 19% contained, and 952 people are at the scene. Officials say night shifts are fully staffed and operations overnight are substantial.

Pine Gulch Fire (credit: Inciweb)

On Saturday, Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order allowing for more resources to fight the fire.

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Lightning sparked the fire on July 31. No structures have been lost.

Pine Gulch Fire (credit: Inciweb)

Evacuations remain for residents on 4A Ridge Road, Salt Wash, King Road, Clear Creek Road, Carr Creek Road, Kimball Creek Road. Residents west of CO-139 to the Utah border are under pre-evacuation orders.

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Danielle Chavira

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