Colorado fire burns 26,000 acres
August 27, 2008
CRAIG, Colo. ” A lightning strike fire has burned more than 26,000 acres in northwestern Colorado.
The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday that 75 firefighters were working the Mayberry fire on private and BLM land, about 32 miles northwest of Craig.
There have been no reports of damage to the 30 gas wells in the area.
The BLM says a separate 4,900-acre blaze called the Prong fire has been contained. Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling the fire, 23 miles northwest of Craig.
The Lone fire, burning on private land about 15 miles north of Elk Springs in Moffatt County, is estimated to be 75 percent contained. It has charred 950 acres.
Fire crews from a number of government agencies have been working 24 new fires reported since Sunday.