Clover Fire near Grand Junction still burning
Vail CO, Colorado
GRAND JUNCTION,Colordo ” The Clover Fire burning north of Collbran, CO and near Clover Gulch Ridge was reported by the Plateau Valley Fire Department on July 9 at approximately 11:30 A.M.
The fire is thought to be caused by lightening and is burning in a fairly remote area that has no road access.
Protection of private property as well as public and fire fighter safety is paramount. There is no immediate threat to life or property and the closest private land lies some two miles to the south of the fire.
Mapping during the night determined that approximately 220 acres have burned on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
On Wednesday two air tankers, a helicopter and eight smokejumpers worked on the fire to create boundaries to manage the burning away from the direction of private lands.
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Smokejumpers continued to work the fire through the night and were relieved this morning.
The fire will continue to be monitored today and it will be suppressed when and where necessary to protect private property and to provide for firefighter and public safety.
Additional information about fire restrictions and other fire-related information can be viewed at: http://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2gjc/,