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Small wildfire flares up near Debeque

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

DEBEQUE ” A wildfire dubbed the Smith Gulch Fire was growing under strong winds five miles east of DeBeque Thursday afternoon.

The latest estimate as of 3:30 p.m. was that the fire was burning about 30 acres, surrounded by federal Bureau of Land Management land, BLM fire information officer David Boyd said.

“There were some strong winds on it,” he said. “So it was actively growing.”



The Smith Gulch Fire is burning in Mesa County, close to the Garfield County border. It’s likely visible from Interstate 70. No cause has been determined, according to Boyd.

There was one single engine air-tanker assisting with the blaze, a helicopter, three fire engines and a 20-person interagency fire crew. Three other air-tankers were on the way. The fire threatened no homes or structures.



Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611

pfowler@postindependent.com

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO


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