Four large wildfires burn in Colorado, Grizzly Creek remains nation’s top firefighting priority

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DENVER— Four large wildfires have been spreading in Colorado in hot and dry weather, including the Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction which has grown to 133 square miles (85,407 Acres) and still 7% contained as of Monday.

The Grizzly Creek Fire east of Glenwood Springs is at 39 square miles, (25,007 Acres), after burning for a week. The Grizzly Creek fire remains 0% contained, and the nation’s top firefighting priority. I-70 remains closed in both directions due to the fire.

According to the Associated Press, two newer fires are burning in northern Colorado. The Williams Fork Fire, which started Friday, was burning on 9.9 square miles in a remote area of beetle-killed trees near Fraser. Meanwhile, the Cameron Peak Fire, near Red Feather Lakes, has spread to 18.9 square miles and is burning in heavy timber stands in rugged terrain.

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