UPDATE: BLM fire crews engaging the West fire in northwest Moffat County
CRAIG, Colo. – As of 1 p.m. June 22, the West Fire in northwest Moffat County has increased in size to approximately 3100 acres and has crossed the Colorado state line into southwest Wyoming.
The fire continues to burn in heavy lodgepole pine; no structures are threatened.
Two Hotshot crews, 11 engines, two helicopters and approximately 120 firefighters are providing fire support. A Type II Incident Management Team is expected to assume responsibility beginning June 23.
Moffat and Rio Blanco County and all BLM lands within the Little Snake and White River Field Offices will begin Stage 2 Fire Restrictions June 25 at 0001 hours.
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.