Shed Fire in Rio Blanco County reaches 100 percent containment |

Shed Fire in Rio Blanco County reaches 100 percent containment

Craig Press Staff
The Shed Fire began Thursday, July 18 west of Meeker.
Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office/Courtesy Photo

The Shed Fire was reported as 100% contained in a Facebook post by Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.

The lightning-caused fire, 24 miles west of Meeker, was noted as holding at 217 acres after burning since July 18.

Area fire personnel on the blaze near Greasewood Gulch included Meeker Fire & Rescue and Bureau of Land Management, as well as a Type 2 Initial Attack Crew.

“You may still see smoldering parts and even small amounts of smoke coming from the fire area on what is considered the interior,” the Facebook post said. “Expect to see firefighters in the area for a couple more days monitoring for any activity.”

A Monday evening post that stated progress was at 80% containment added that weather in the coming days could impact the fire, including lightning and high winds.

“Thunderstorm coverage will increase throughout mid-week as additional moisture becomes available,” the post stated. “Lightning and gusty winds will be the main threats with storms early in the week. Heavy rainfall rates will become more of a threat by Wednesday.”