Craig firefighters respond to Wyman’s for ditch fire

— Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters were called upon Monday afternoon to put out an agricultural fire that got out of control near Wyman’s Living History Museum.

The call came in shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. The fire, which burned less than 1 acre, was contained in about an hour. No injuries were reported.

Employees at Wyman’s Museum were conducting ditch maintenance Monday along U.S. Highway 40 and on the east side of the property when the fire got out of control. The majority of the fire was contained to the Wyman’s Museum property along the highway. The fire did, however, jump the property line and caused minor damage to land adjacent to the east side of Wyman’s land.

An ambulance crew from The Memorial Hospital in Craig and a nearby Colorado Department of Transportation crew responded to the scene.

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Colorado State Patrol troopers conducted traffic control on U.S. Highway 40 while firefighters contained the blaze.

Joe Moylan can be reached at 970-875-1794 or jmoylan@CraigDailyPress.com

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