Information from the Cedar Knob Fire Public Information Officer.
The Cedar Knob Fire is 70% contained. The two hand crews and six engines continue to build and reinforce fireline. Mop up procedures are in progress on the lined portion of the incident. There are gusty winds reported in the fire area which will test the existing firelines, but the incident commander has not reported any difficulty holding the fireline. The fire size is 1,056 acres.
Estimated containment is late July 12. 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.
Stage II Fire Restrictions remain in effect across northwest Colorado. For a statewide listing of fire restrictions visit: http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-ban-info.html .
Fire danger is high in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties and moderate in Routt, Jackson, and Grand counties. The moisture that was 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.
Fire Information Line: 970-826-5108.