Disappointment fire contained but still burning

— The Disappointment fire in northwest Moffat County has grown to 60 acres, and fire crews are on the scene and attacking the blaze from above.

The fire has grown to 65 acres, burning four and a half miles northwest of Elk Springs. Crews at the scene have contained the flames and held the blaze in place since Tuesday.

A 20-person Hot Shots crew is managing the scene, keeping an eye on the burn area to make sure it remains secure.

In addition to the Hot Shots crew, one BLM squad and two wildland engines also were dispatched to help control the flames.

High winds resulted in the fire’s growth Tuesday, but the fire crews took advantage of calm conditions Tuesday night to get around the edge of the blaze contain it, said Lynn Barclay, spokeswoman for BLM.

Lightning has been blamed as the source of the Disappointment fire, as with many of the fires in the area.

A red flag warning is in effect and will be until at least 10 p.m. Thursday. Residents should not light any kind of outdoor fire and make sure all embers from burning materials such as cigarettes are extinguished.

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