Firefighters closely monitoring 5-acre Bull Gulch Fire in Eagle County |

Firefighters closely monitoring 5-acre Bull Gulch Fire in Eagle County

EAGLE — Firefighters are closely monitoring a 5-acre fire on Bureau of Land Management lands in the remote Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area above the Colorado River Road in western Eagle County.

The fire is not threatening any structures or private lands. Smoke may be visible along the Colorado River Road from Dotsero to McCoy and potentially other parts of Eagle County.

The fire is burning in sage and pinyon-juniper. Based on the terrain and available vegetation, firefighters do not expect the Bull Gulch Fire to grow significantly. However, a crew of four firefighters will continue monitoring the fire daily throughout the active burn period and will call in additional resources if necessary, according to the BLM.

Firefighters and land managers have chosen to monitor this fire at this time because firefighter and public safety is always the top priority and the fire is expected to benefit the ecosystem in the remote area where it is burning.

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