The West Fork Complex fire in southwestern Colorado has burned more than 81,000 acres and the stubborn wildfire remains at zero percent containment.
No additional closures or evacuations have been ordered Wednesday morning, according to the fire command.
Fire activity increased on the northwest flank of the Papoose fire — one of three fires making up the West Fork Complex — Tuesday night, burning down into the Crooked Creek area.
Firefighters plan to work the Crooked Creek area Wednesday and "mop up" along State Highway 149.
More than 1,100 firefighters are working on the West Fork Complex — Papoose, Windy Pass and West Fork fires — Wednesday and officials expect smoke to linger in area because of diminished winds.The National Weather Service forecast for the area includes thunderstorms starting on Friday.
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