Pine Gulch Fire is Now Second Largest Fire in Colorado History
The Pine Gulch Fire has grown to over 125,000 acres, making it the second-largest fire in Colorado history. On Wednesday evening, officials announced the fire was 14 percent contained.
The fire, located near Grand Junction, was started by lightening and could burn for weeks. Governor Jared Polis announced last week that Colorado is currently the top priority in the nation for firefighting, according to 4 CBS Denver.
I'm pretty sure that is one title we don't want.
According to a Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, authorities have issued new evacuations for the blaze burning near Grand Junction as well:
“From the Mesa County line north to the east/west Colorado Highway 256 (Four A Ridge Road) including north/south CO Hwy 256. 256/205 moving from pre-evacuation to full evacuation. From Highway 139 Douglas Pass road east to the preexisting evacuation order for Carr Creek Road (207). This includes CO Hwy 205 Salt Wash and Kimball Creek Road (202) on Kimball Mountain. CO Hwy 258/King Road is evacuated.”
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