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: Protesters March In Denver In The Name Of 16-Year-Old Alexis Mendez-Perez
The fire was first reported at 10:30 a.m. in the area of Horse Mountain near the end of 39 Road.READ MORE: Flat Tire Causes Blue Angel To Make Emergency Landing At Great Colorado Air Show
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: Breast Cancer Survivors In Colorado Gather For First Time In 2 Years: 'This Is An Emotional Moment'
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.