Information provided by the BLM Kremmling Field Office Public Information Officer
The Cathedral Fire is located in Rio Blanco County, southeast of Rangely, about 10 miles east of State Highway 139 and 5 miles north of the Piceance State Wildlife Area. It was reported on August 8th and is holding at 40 acres in Pinion, Juniper, grass and brush. Today, there were 5 engines, 3 hand crews and a helicopter fighting this fire. There is one ranch threatened by this fire containing several structures of various sizes.
Puddin Ridge Fire
The Puddin Ridge Fire in Garfield County about 15 miles southeast of the Cathedral fire was also reported on August 8th and is 3 acres. It is in grass and brushy vegetation and is being fought by the Pike Hot Shot crew and a helicopter.
Both of these fires were caused by lightning and neither have had any injuries.
The Wolf Fire is 100% contained and 6,100 acres. The cause of the fire was lightning. The estimated cost of fighting the fire is $525,000.
Although many fire restrictions in the area have been reduced or eliminated, fire danger remains high.
Additional information on Northwest Colorado Fires can be obtained at:
Fire Information Line: 970-826-5108
Twitter Feed: @NWCOFireUnit