Update: Streeter Fire reaches 1,600 acres, now at 70% containment Wednesday night | CraigDailyPress.com

Update: Streeter Fire reaches 1,600 acres, now at 70% containment Wednesday night

Smoke rises from the Streeter Fire Tuesday afternoon.
Courtesy Photo / Kyle Lewis

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 to report the latest acreage amount and containment percentage of the Streeter Fire.

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reporting late Wednesday night that the Streeter Fire near ColoWyo Coal Mine on Highway 13 south of Craig is now at 70 percent containment with 80 percent of power restored in the area. Acreage still sits at 1,600.

The view of the Streeter Fire, looking north to south.
Courtesy Photo / KC Hume

Aerial mapping of the fire showed some 1,600 acres burned, according to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume.

Currently, more than 100 fire fighters are battling the wildland fire. Six engines with crews and five hand crews are on scene to fight the fire Wednesday. Additionally, one Air Attack crew is on hand to coordinate the teams from the air, while one Type I helicopter and one Type III helicopter are assisting from the air. No other aviation is present, according to Sheriff Hume.

Both lanes of Highway 13 are open in the area, but a speed reduction for a four-mile stretch in the area of the fire is in place. Motorists are asked to reduce speeds to 50 MPH in the area. Road conditions are based on weather and fire behavior, but fire fighters don’t anticipate any impacts to travel Wednesday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. The Craig Press will provide updates as they become available.

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