UPDATE: Where to go if you have questions about the Pine Ridge Fire

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By: KKCO - Email

UPDATE: Questions about the Pine Ridge Fire:

Fire information about the Pine Ridge Fire is available on www.inciweb.org or by calling 970 456-3623.

For information about preparing for possible evacuations, log on to www.sheriff.mesacounty.us.

The BLM says this fire is lighting-caused.

UPDATE: Authorities with the BLM say the Pine Ridge fire has grown to between 500 to 700 acres in a matter of hours.

Seven structures are in danger. The Mustang Ranch near De Beque has been evacuated. According to the BLM, the structures that are in danger include RV's and teepee.

Fire crews plan to fight the blaze from the ground overnight Wednesday, then resume blasting it from the air Thursday morning.

The BLM and U.S. Forest Service are fighting the blaze with engines and helicopters.

No evacuations have been ordered for De Beque at this time.

An air tanker is being brought in from the front range to help battle the blaze.

UPDATE: Mesa County fire officials say the Pine Ridge fire has grown from 20 acres to more than 100 acres in a matter of hours. It's behavior is called "extreme."

Mustang Ranch near De Beque has been evacuated. Residents there live in tee pees, and are "off the grid." They have been told to leave for their safety.

Stay with KKCO 11 News for more on this developing situation...

Mesa County, Colo. (KKCO) - A new wildfire has flared up north of Palisade on BLM land.

According to BLM spokesperson David Boyd, the fire is estimated to have burned 15 acres so far.

It is burning in a rugged area around Canyon Creek, near a wilderness area. Crews are responding with a helicopter and at least two fire engines. No structures are threatened.


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