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Wildland fire sparks in northern Moffat County; no structures threatened

Dylan Anderson
Craig Press

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new containment and firefighter crew details.

Crews are working to contain the 23-acre Serviceberry Fire on Bureau of Land Management land in northern Moffat County.

The fire is burning north of Bakers Peak and about five miles south of the Wyoming border. It was reported to the BLM by Moffat County Emergency Management Coordinator Todd Wheeler just after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, according to BLM spokesperson Chris Maestas.



He said the fire was about 90% contained as of 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 18.

Wheeler, who is also a sergeant in the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, said they were providing support on the fire, but the BLM is the lead agency.



“It hasn’t threatened any structures,” Wheeler said. “It hasn’t threatened any lives right now, just grass brush and some trees.”

Maestas said he expects the Missouri Mop Type II Crew to demobilize on Tuesday, with the Craig Hotshots Type II Initial Attack team demobilizing on Wednesday, July 20.

The Serviceberry Fire, burning in north Moffat County is 25 acres and 90% contained as of 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2022.
Chris Maestas/Bureau of Land Management

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