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Palisade Fire Dept. responds to brush fire on 39 Road

Photograph of the Horse Mountain Fire
Photograph of the Horse Mountain Fire(Clifton Fire Protection District)
Published: Mar. 6, 2021 at 1:31 PM MST
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PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) - The Palisade Fire Department and other responders have contained the brush fire near 39 Road. The department asks that the public avoid the area for the time being so crews can work.

Authorities will continue to monitor the area around the 39 Road Fire through the night, and report that no lives or property have been lost.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, the fire extended over an area of approximately 85 acres on Bureau of Land Management and private land in the Horse Mountain area.

No structures were ever in danger because of the fire, though wind and dry vegetation helped to fuel the flames.

Authorities were notified of the fire at about 10:30 this morning. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

The Clifton, Central Orchard Mesa, East Orchard Mesa, and Lands End Fire Departments, as well as the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and BLM, also assisted.

The department also asks the public to look out for emergency vehicles on the road and let them pass.

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