Bull Draw Fire continues to grow; forces closures

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NUCLA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- The Bull Draw Fire is now 3,600 acres and has forced several closures near the Nucla area.

Those closures include Montrose County Road U18 along with Forest Service Roads 425, 598, 599 and 668 -- that according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Several trails in the area have also been closed.

The Bull Draw fire is around 12 miles northeast of Nucla. It was caused by a lightning strike that was reported July 29th.

There are around 75 people working on that fire and air support has been sent in -- that also according to the BLM.

The BLM warns that smoke and ash might be seen from the Bull Draw Fire as they work to battle the blaze.

San Miguel, Delta and Montrose counties will see the most smoke and ash from the fire, but most of Mesa County is still under an air quality health advisory.

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