Northwest Colorado fire quickly spreads to 3,000 acres
MAYBELL, Colorado – A lightning-caused wildfire in northwest Colorado has spread to about 3,000 acres in less than 24 hours.
Firefighters say the blaze started at about 4 p.m. Monday on federal land 20 miles west of the small town of Maybell. Maybell is 170 miles west of Denver and 100 miles north of Grand Junction.
Officials say no structures are threatened. No injuries have been reported.
The fire started in ponderosa pine but then moved into pinon and juniper, quickly spreading across the treetops.
About 100 firefighters are on scene, including ground crews, smoke jumpers, engine crews and others. A helicopter is also fighting the fire.
Support Local Journalism
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Ski reservations fill for Thanksgiving week at Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte
Vail Resorts ski reservations system is now fully underway with three Colorado resorts using the function and two more set to open in the coming days.