Fire lights up Saturday near Moffat County Road 57 |

Fire lights up Saturday near Moffat County Road 57

Staff Report
Multiple Northwest Colorado agencies responded to a fire near Moffat County Road 57. Pine Tree Fire has burned more than 4,000 acres.
Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Facebook /Courtesy

Northwest Colorado agencies worked into the night attending to a wildfire near Moffat County Road 57, south of Moffat County Road 32.

The fire, first reported late Saturday afternoon, “grew rapidly due to weather conditions and topography,” according to a late-night Facebook post by the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

The post also noted the closure of CR 57 at its intersection with CR 32 to the north and near the border between Moffat and Rio Blanco County line to the south.

Also responding were Maybell Fire, Bureau of Land Management, Craig Fire/Rescue and the National Park Service.

“No injuries have been reported, and no structures have been lost,” read the post. “Suppression efforts continued uninterrupted throughout the evening and early morning hours. No containment or size estimates are available at this time.”

As of Sunday afternoon, crews were still working on the blaze.

Craig Press will have more on this story as it develops.

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