June 19, 2012
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A fire first reported as 2 acres Tuesday about 10 miles west of Craig is believed to have burned roughly 2,000 acres and prompted evacuations in the Westview Subdivision. No injuries or fatalities were reported in the blaze and no structures were burned. One home was threatened by the fire but was saved, Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz said. He stressed that figures on the blaze’s acreage are still rough estimates.
Second wildfire reported on Colorado Highway 13, near Wyoming/Colorado border
Byron Willems, of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District, reported that fire officials have laid down a fire break built by first responders near Moffat County Road 212, about two miles east of the fire's origin, saving homes in that immediate area. But, due to high winds, the fire continues to move northeast. Flames and smoke are visible north of junction U.S. 40 and County Road 212.