Fires under control in Moffat County

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

All of the 34 fires started in Northwest Colorado by lightning over the weekend have been contained, said Lynn Barclay, public information officer for Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, on Thursday afternoon.

According to a press release from NCFMU, all but two of the fires had been contained by noon Tuesday. Haze in the atmosphere is drift smoke from numerous large wildfires occurring in states west and north of Colorado.

A fire started just outside of Meeker in Rio Blanco County on Thursday afternoon, Barclay said, but dispatch had little information.

A Bureau of Land Management engine, a helicopter, two single-engine aircraft tankers and engines from Rio Blanco Sheriff’s Office have responded to the fire.

Fire danger in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties remains high.

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