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A fire broke out Monday north of Craig near Moffat County Roads 89 and 103. The Agee fire, which was ignited by a lightning strike, could be seen from Colorado Highway 13, near mile-marker 107. The fire, which is under control, burned roughly 70 acres.

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Agee wildfire ignites Monday, now under control

The Agee wildfire ignited Monday night north of Craig from a lightning strike, burning about 70 acres before fire personnel brought it under control. Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the fire near Moffat County Roads 89 and 103, after the fire was reported by a West Routt firefighter who was in the area at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Bill Johnston said. A large column of dark smoke could be seen among the hills west of Colorado Highway 13, near mile marker 107. Johnston said four engines from Craig Fire/Rescue were deployed to the scene along with two tenders.

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