Pollock Fire burning in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Lightning is being blamed for starting the Pollock Fire that sparked up Thursday afternoon in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness west of Fruita.

The fire is only a quarter of an acre in size, but smoke may be visible from the I-70 corridor, Kokopelli Trail loops, Devils Canyon Trails, Pollock Canyon Trails, and the Rattlesnake Arches Trail.

So if you are hitting the trails today, use caution.

No structures or resources are currently threatened, but firefighter and public safety remain the primary objective.

Fire officials with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit Fire personnel are on the ground assessing possible suppression tactics.

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