Still no containment on Wild Rose Fire

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

Crews in Rio Blanco County are still working to contain the Wild Rose Fire, which has sparked several smaller blazes in the area.

The fire was started by lighting and officials have brought in smoke jumpers, as well as engines and 100 firefighters, to battle it.

About 1,000 acres have burned north of the Rio Blanco and Garfield counties line, according to the Rio Blanco Sheriff’s Office. Three Encana compressor plants are shut down, and a youth camp was evacuated.

Crews had to contend with an afternoon of high winds as they worked to get it under control.

Officials say they’re making progress constructing fire lines but still haven’t achieved any containment.

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