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Release Date: 06/24/13
Contacts: Christopher B. Joyner, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 210-2126    

Northwest Colorado fire update (06-22-13)

CRAIG, Colo. – Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit crews gained containment on some area fires and today continue to battle the Wild Rose and Collins fires.

New fire activity decreased today allowing area crews to concentrate assets to gaining containment and control on area fires.  The previously unnamed fire near Willow Creek, the Razorback Fire, is now contained and controlled.  Quick deployment of air assets to that fire prevented it from spreading providing crews time to respond before increased winds could spread the fire. 

The Wild Rose and Collins Fires continue to be managed by the Type 2, Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team A. The Wild Rose Fire is burning near Texas Mountain, south of Rangely and the Collins Fire is burning in the Piceance Basin.

For questions regarding the Wild Rose and Collins Fires, please call Bill Kight at (970) 675-8780.  

No new fires have been reported to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit today. 

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Last updated: 06-24-2013