Wildfires Raging In Northwest Colorado
As of late last night wildfires in Moffat County in Northwest Colorado continue to burn.
I was helping our engineer yesterday at the 95 Rock transmitter site on the southeast side of the Grand Mesa. The wind was blowing hard with guests up to 40 - 50+ mph. We talked about how difficult it would be to try to contain a fire should one break out. Little did we know there was one burning in Moffat County. That fire that started yesterday afternoon is currently threatening an estimated 30 home and other structures. At last report, it's grown to 5,200 acres and burning on Cross Mountain. There are recommended evacuations in place.
According to the local provider, Yampa Valley Electric Association, the fire has knocked out power to some local residents after jumping highway 40. The high winds continue however there are some scatted showers and possible thunderstorms in the local forecast. That will hopefully help the fight to contain the blaze.
Credit: The Denver Post