Pine Gulch Fire Update

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Colorado’s largest wildfire in history, the Pine Gulch Fire, remains steady for another day at about 139 thousand acres burned and 87% contained.

Still, fire officials say the weather has created some heat and visible flare ups on the fire’s perimeter, and there are a few isolated pockets of burning vegetation in the fire’s interior. Firefighters are monitoring those changes and making sure they do not pose a threat to the containment lines.

In addition, fire repair crews continue to assess the damage and try to get the terrain as close as possible to its natural condition.

An last week, the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service approved $5 million worth of fund to help Colorado recover from wildfires, like the Pine Gulch Fire.

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