Crews battling western Colorado wildfires |

Crews battling western Colorado wildfires

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – A 200-acre wildfire is burning about 1.5 miles to the west of the Dominguez Campground on federal land near Grand Junction.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says the fire isn’t threatening the campground or any structures. Forest road No. 418, or the Brett Point Road, is closed, but all other roads are open.

A lightning strike started the fire about four days ago. Fire managers expect the blaze to grow because of the hot weather. Firefighters are working to keep the fire from entering Dominguez Canyon.

Crews continue to fight an 801-acre wildfire in southwest Colorado, about five miles from Norwood. The lightning-sparked fire forced the evacuation of 20 homes Tuesday, but people were allowed to return Thursday.

The fire is 35 percent contained. Full containment is expected Saturday.

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