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Pine Gulch Fire, Largest Wildfire In Colorado's History, Now 100% Contained

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) - The largest fire in Colorado state history is now 100% contained. The Pine Gulch Fire was spared by lightning on July 31 about 18 miles north of Grand Junction.

Pine Gulch Fire 1 (South Metro Fire tweet)
(credit: South Metro Fire)

It's burned nearly 140,000 acres. According to preliminary estimates, officials expected to have it contained by Sept. 15.

Considering the three other active wildfires burning in Colorado, firefighters have devoted countless hours to battling this fire.

pine gulch fire 1 (inciweb)
(credit: Inciweb)

Crews are now working on suppression efforts.

"A Burned Area Emergency Team will continue to develop plans for emergency stabilization and rehabilitation to the burned area," said Bureau of Land Management officials.

Double congratulations are in order ~ Captain and Engine Boss Ryan Peters! This morning Captain Peters finished his...

Posted by Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District on Wednesday, September 23, 2020


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