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Updated: Friday fire sparks near Duffy Mountain

Craig Press Staff

Northwest Colorado fire crews were called to a wildfire Friday afternoon in Moffat County west of Craig near Lay and Duffy Mountain.

The Gravel Fire was reported at about 3:45 p.m., according to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center.

Bureau of Land Management fire crews took on the call with a later call for area firefighters to assist with smoke also reported near Moffat County Road 53 and US Highway 40.

As of 7 p.m., the initial fire had grown to 11.8 acres, while a second blaze was titled the Sugarloaf Fire at two acres.

BLM’s David Boyd said a number of lightning strikes in the area caused flare-ups.

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, the Gravel Fire was reported contained, while the Sugarloaf Fire was reported contained about 11:15 a.m., according to the dispatch center.