GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4)– The largest wildfire burning in Colorado right now is the Pine Gulch Fire at 135,903 acres. The fire burning north of Grand Junction is 47% contained.

(credit: Inciweb)

The fire, started by lightning on July 31, is the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history but is quickly approaching the total acreage burned in the largest wildfire in Colorado history, the Hayman Fire.

Pine Gulch Fire (credit: Inciweb)

There are more than 900 firefighters on scene.

Jennifer McRae

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