June 30, 2012
Emergency responders keep a close lookout over the Colowyo Fire on Saturday near Colowyo Coal Co. as the sun sets. Craig Fire/Rescue, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, The Memorial Hospital EMS and Colowyo employees responded to the blaze.
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Multiple agencies responded Saturday night to a fire near Colowyo Coal Co. As of about 8:30 p.m., the blaze had consumed an estimated 80 acres, Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Bill Johnston said. At that time, the fire was not fully contained. Craig Fire/Rescue sent three apparatuses to the blaze, reported at about 7:45 p.m. and which firefighters named the Colowyo Fire. One engine each from Colowyo and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office also helped battle the flames that burned on land belonging to the mine.