Information from Cedar Knob Fire Public Information Officer
The Cedar Knob Fire is 1,056 acres and 95% contained. Crews mopped up about 125 feet from the fire perimeter into the interior of the fire to ensure there are no hot spots or smokes remaining. The Incident Commander of the Type 3 Incident Management Team said the Cedar Knob Fire will be 100% contained early tomorrow morning, July 14. The fire will be patrolled by engines from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office or the Bureau of Land Management for the next few days.
The Cedar Knob Fire started July 10 on state land 10 miles southwest of Maybell off MCR 57 near Jacobs Draw and burned on to BLM lands. No structures have been destroyed. No injuries reported. No evacuations.
Stage II Fire Restrictions remain in effect across northwest Colorado. For the statewide listing of fire restrictions visit: http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-ban-info.html .
Fire danger is very high in Moffat County, high in Rio Blanco counties and moderate in Routt, Jackson, and Grand counties. The moisture received in northwest Colorado over the weekend was not enough alleviate the drought conditions and was not widespread. Conditions remain critically dry and vegetation is very receptive to any ignition source.