Wildfire season not finished in Western Colorado | CraigDailyPress.com

Wildfire season not finished in Western Colorado

The Johnny Meyers Fire has burned 88 acres of U.S. Forest Service land located north of Sweetwater Lake.
Chelsey Johnson/Gypsum Fire Protection District/Courtesy

SWEETWATER LAKE — As of Sunday, Oct. 21, crews battling the Johnny Meyers Fire 2 miles north of Sweetwater Lake, northwest of Dotsero, reported 90-percent containment.

The fire started Thursday, Oct. 18, and the cause is under investigation. Sixteen total personnel have been called to fight the fire, which has burned 88 acres.

There was no new growth Sunday, and some resources demobilized Saturday evening; the remaining firefighters will continue to secure, patrol, and mop up containment lines. Firefighters and one helicopter will also work to extinguish hot spots.

Some smoldering and smoke still exist within the perimeter of the fire, and smoke may be visible until the fire area receives rain or snow.

No closures are in place.

Read more about the fire at vaildaily.com/news/fire-north-of-sweetwater-at-40-percent-containment-aerial-operations-continue/.

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