Officials say a rapidly spreading wildfire near Silt burned within about ten yards of a home Saturday, but no structures were lost.
Bureau of Land Management spokesman David Boyd says about 80 firefighters, more than ten engines, a helicopter and single-engine air tanker fought the fire, estimated at about 40 acres.
Ten homes were near the fire, including two that were immediately threatened.
Boyd says the flames started burning away from the homes Saturday.
In Mesa County, sheriff's officials alerted 150 homes and businesses to a 200-acre fire about 10 miles southeast of Grand Junction.
Both fires were believed to have been started by lightning.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.