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6 new fires pop up in Northwest Colorado Sunday evening

Craig Press staff report
The Skunk Creek Fire, which was burning on mostly private property near Moffat County Road 70. started Sunday, July 8
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CRAIG — Some six new fires, most very small, were reported in Northwest Colorado, all after 6 p.m., according to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center.

Most of the new fires were described as small, less than an acre. The largest, the Skunk Creek Fire, was spotted just before 6 p.m. and had already burned through 200 acres of oak brush on mostly private property near Moffat County Road 70 — the backside of Baker’s Peak.

While the cause of the more recent fires is not known, a lightning-producing storm system has been moving through the area.

Fire response teams generally hold a morning briefing and flyovers to map acreage, with new information available about midday.

The Craig Press will update this story as additional information becomes available.