UPDATED: Activity increasing on Peekaboo Fire west of Craig
July 1, 2017
With fire activity increasing on the 60-acre Peekaboo Fire 50 miles west of Craig, firefighters with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit have started taking suppression actions at specific points.
Fifteen firefighters and a helicopter are currently working the fire, with 60 firefighters expected by tomorrow. Additional aircraft have been ordered.
Where it is safe to engage, firefighters are working to help guide the fire into an old fire scar atop Peekaboo Ridge and keep it away from structures and private land below. This strategy keeps firefighter and public safety the top priority while allowing fire to play its natural, beneficial role in the environment.
The lightning-ignited fire is burning in pinyon-juniper in a remote, rugged area of BLM land west of Irish Canyon.
Fire officials with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are managing the 32-acre Peekaboo Fire which is burning in a remote, rugged area on Bureau of Land Management land 50 miles west of Craig, according to a news release from BLM.
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The fire, started Tuesday by lightning, is burning in pinyon-juniper on Peekaboo Ridge, just west of Irish Canyon, according to the release. Currently an engine crew and a helicopter are monitoring the fire.
This strategy allows fire to play its natural, beneficial role in the environment while keeping firefighter and public safety the top priority.
Firefighters and aircraft from the Northwest Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit have also been assisting local firefighters at the Mill Creek Fire, burning on private land north of Hayden.