Crews contain 90% of northwest Colo wildfire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Maybell, Colo. (AP) - About 90 percent of a lightning-sparked wildfire in northwest Colorado is contained.

More accurate mapping Wednesday showed the fire on federal land 20 miles west of Maybell was about 2,000 acres. The size was reported as 3,000 acres Tuesday.

Officials say no structures are threatened. No injuries have been reported.

The fire started in ponderosa pine but then moved into pinon and juniper, quickly spreading across the treetops.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 52592267 - nbc11news.com/a?a=52592267
Gray Television, Inc.