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Firefighters respond to wildfire about 10 miles north of Craig

Craig Press staff report
A fire burns dangerously close to a resident's home about 10 miles northwest of Craig on Wednesday. First responders were already on scene combating the fire.
David Tan/Staff

Editors note: This story was updated at 1:30 p.m.

CRAIG — Firefighters responded Wednesday, Aug. 8, to a small wildfire about 10 miles north of Craig. The fire has been contained, according to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume.

Dubbed the Pine Ridge Fire, the blaze was reported about 10 a.m. Wednesday and burned about 2 1/2 acres in the vicinity of Moffat County roads 7 and 204, near the gun range.

Hume said the fire was caused by a bird that flew into a power line, Hume said. The fire didn’t grow any larger and was quickly contained, thanks to neighbors and drivers who stopped to assist firefighters.

“Our success was thanks to them,” Hume said.


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