Fire north of Craig does damage
A fire north of Craig was cause for concern Tuesday afternoon as emergency personnel jumped on the blaze.
Firefighters with Craig Fire/Rescue and Bureau of Land Management, as well as Moffat County Sheriff’s Office responded to Moffat County Road 105 around 1:30 p.m. for a grass fire call.
With six engines on the scene, the fire was contained within an hour.
No homes were harmed, though detached structures — possibly storage sheds — in the vicinity were burned.
There were no injuries in the incident, and while the fire is still under investigation, authorities believe it started with an unattended burn barrel, said Fire Chief KC Hume.
A two-vehicle, head-on crash near Green Mountain Reservoir on Sunday closed Colorado Highway 9 for multiple hours and sent at least eight people to hospitals, including one via a Flight For Life helicopter.