MESA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Personnel from seven firefighting agencies spent most of Saturday working to control and contain a brush fire southeast of Palisade.
The 39 Road Fire was contained at 85 acres and declared under control at 5:30 p.m.READ MORE: When I See A 50% Chance Of Rain In The Forecast, What Does That Really Mean?
The fire was first reported at 10:30 a.m. in the area of Horse Mountain near the end of 39 Road.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Return Sunday, But Focus Shifts A Bit West
It burned in dry vegetation, mostly brush and pinyon-juniper, and was wind-driven, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. It was mostly on private property and land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Team, Bureau of Land Management, Clifton Fire Protection District, Palisade Fire Department, Central Orchard Mesa Fire Department, East Orchard Mesa Fire Department, and Lands End Fire Protection District all took part in the effort.MORE NEWS: Boat Ramps Closed At Three Western Slope Reservoirs, Closures Expected At Blue Mesa As Water Level Drops
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.