July 21, 2010
The Logging Fire, shown above from about seven miles out, was reported about 11 a.m. Tuesday and is estimated to be about 300 acres. The fire is burning aggressively on the east side of Douglas Mountain, east of Dinosaur National Monument.
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Lightning in Northwest Colorado is believed to be the cause behind numerous wildfires that crews worked Monday and Tuesday to contain, according to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. Unit spokeswoman Lynn Barclay said lightning started 11 fires in recent days.