Fire Crews Respond to Nine Acre Wildfire in Rio Blanco County: #COFire

Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit crews are now responding to a Rio Blanco County, lightning caused wildfire near Willow Creek in the Piceance Basin.

The nine acre fire is burning in pinyon-juniper vegetation and is not threatening any structures. The fire behavior is creeping with some spotting and individual tree torching. The fire is on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM is currently exploring an option that will allow the fire to continue burning to meet beneficial resource management objectives.

Three type six engines and one type four engine are now responding to the fire. A Hotshot crew out of Craig is also fighting the fire.

Information provided by BLM Northwest Colorado District Public Affairs Specialist Christopher Joyner at  1:46 p.m. on May 24, 2013.