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Bull Gulch fire in Eagle County doubles in size

EAGLE — Firefighters continue to monitor, but not actively fight, the Bull Gulch fire in western Eagle County, which grew from five acres on Monday to 13 acres by Tuesday.

The fire is burning above the Colorado River Road north of Dotsero on Bureau of Land Management lands in the Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area.

Because it threatens no homes or other structures, the fire is being left alone to burn itself out, although a four-person fire crew is on hand to call for additional resources if necessary.

David Boyd, spokesman for the BLM, reported on Tuesday that the decision to simply monitor the fire for now sprang from the policy that “firefighter and public safety is always the top priority, the fire will bring benefits to this ecosystem, and the area is remote.”

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