Moffat County 450-acre Elk Springs fire on track to 100 percent containment Monday

Alkali Fire 100 percent contained


Favorable weather conditions helped firefighters with on the Elk Springs Fire in Moffat County, and the Bureau of Land Management predicts the fire will be 90 percent contained by the end of Monday.

“They’re doing good out there. They’re having good luck with this weather,” said Susan Valente, PIO for BLM.

The fire has burned roughly 450 acres since it started at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Crews will continue to extinguish hot spots and reinforce the perimeter line, according to a BLM press release.

The fire is burning on state, private and Bureau of Land Management lands roughly 1.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 40, which is 1.5 miles southeast of the community of Elk Springs.

The main concerns for firefighters is to keep ranch residents and structures safe, including oil and gas facilities, sage grouse habitat and major transition lines.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Additionally, he Alkali fire was fully contained on 9 p.m. on Sunday.


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