Nucla wildfire 70 percent contained

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nucla, Colo. (AP) - Fire officials say a lightning-sparked fire that has burned about 1.5 square miles in southwest Colorado is 70 percent contained.

Fire Information Officer Erin Curtis says some of the crews were being sent home Thursday afternoon after getting a handle of the blaze near the town of Nucla. Curtis says two engine crews, a hand crew, and a helicopter are continuing to work the fire which at one point threatened three cabins and an outhouse.

The fire began Saturday.
(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
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 57280912 - nbc11news.com/a?a=57280912