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Wildfire burns south of Rulison

imageA wildfire continues to burn south of Rulison, where crews are working on the ground and in the air to contain the blaze.

The fire had spread to approximately 15 acres on Bureau of Land Management land as of 7:30 p.m.
Seven different aircrafts, multiple engines and a 20-person hand crew are assisting in containment efforts, said David Boyd, public affairs specialist with the BLM’s Northwest Colorado District.
There are no structures at immediate risk, but the area is populated by oil and gas infrastructure.
The fire, which is burning pinyon-juniper trees, does have a high spread potential, Boyd said.
Additionally, a storm cell moving through Grand Junction could bring sporadic wind gusts.
Boyd said additional resources are being called in, which suggests crews have yet to contain the fire.


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