BLM fire crews engaging the West fire in Northwest Moffat County

Craig, Colo. – Bureau of Land Management (BLM) firefighters are actively engaging the 700 acre West fire on Middle Mountain in extreme Northwest Moffat County June 21.

The fire is burning in heavy lodgepole pine, and no structures are currently threatened; Moffat County Road 72 is currently closed.

There are five engines, one Hotshot Crew and an array of Moffat County equipment supporting the fire. The suspected cause of the fire is attributed to lighting.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Little Snake Field Office


Chris Maestas