Little Snake Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
455 Emerson St.
Craig, CO 81625
Skunk Creek Fire 100 percent contained tonight
CRAIG, Colo. – Firefighters fully contained the 620-acre Skunk Creek Fire today. Crews will continue to patrol and mop up.
Today, 124 firefighters worked the fire, which is 30 miles north of Craig near the Wyoming border. Some rain fell on the fire yesterday and today. The latest information on the Skunk Creek Fire is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5908/.
Crews from local fire departments, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and federal agencies have continued to work a number of new fire starts throughout the area over the past several days resulting from lightning moving through the area.
Although some areas in northwestern Colorado are receiving rain, fire danger remains high. Fire officials urge the public to continue to be aware of the extreme fire conditions in northwestern Colorado.
A Type 2 incident management team assumed command of the Fawn, Ridge Top, Smith, and Sprague fires in Rio Blanco County today. Information about those fires is available at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov or by calling 360-490-9090.