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Crews reach 85-percent containment on Cedar Fire

Fire crews have achieved 85-percent containment on the Cedar Fire, a blaze near Cedar Mountain, five miles northwest of Craig, the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported late Wednesday. The fire began about 11 a.m. Tuesday on Bureau of Land Management public land at the base of Cedar Mountain on Moffat County Road 7. It’s been described as a “wildland urban interface fire.” “Fire crews made good progress with mop-up and fireline reinforcement today,” according to fire authorities. “However access to parts of the fire was hampered by steep, rough terrain. No support with retardant was necessary and there has been no fire growth.”

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Crews battle Cedar Mountain blaze

Officials working to determine cause of 75-acre fire

Northwest Colorado agencies are working to contain what authorities described as a “wildland urban interface fire” near Cedar Mountain. The Cedar Fire, as named by the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, began about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on Bureau of Land Management public land. It is burning at the base of Cedar Mountain, off Moffat County Road 7, five miles northwest of Craig.

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