Denver, Colorado 2021-06-09 07:08:22 –
Rio Blanco County, Colorado — Wildfires on the west slope exceeded 300 acres ahead of the fire alarm day.
At around 12:30 pm on Tuesday, the Rangery Police Communications Center received a 119 call for smoke south of Rangery near County Highway 23.
The Rangely Fire Department, Land Management Department, and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office have found wildfire burning in juniper and pinion trees, covering an area about 15 miles south of Rangely.
All night until Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said the fire, now called Dragon Fire, had spread to 322 acres and contained 0%. They believe it was caused by lightning. Said.
County Highway 113, County Highway 105, and County Highway 23 at Mile Marker 5 are generally off limits, allowing firefighters to enter and exit the burning area.
The crew is fighting fire from the ground and the sky.
According to the sheriff’s office, smoke may be visible on Highway 64, Highway 139, Rangery, Meeker, and Highway 40.
Due to low wind, low relative humidity and dry fuel, red flag warnings continue to be issued in the area from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Wednesday.
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