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Red Canyon Fire In Rio Blanco County Estimated At 5,600+ Acres

RANGELY, Colo. (CBS4) - A wildfire burning in Rio Blanco County on Colorado's Western Slope has grown to 5,600 acres. The Red Canyon Fire is burning in a remote, rugged area 31 miles south of Rangely.

Red Canyon Fire (1)
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

North Metro Fire Rescue crews are putting their new brush truck to use fighting the fire.

Red Canyon Fire (2)
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

Officials have closed several county roads in the area and say that some structures are threatened by the fire. They have a helicopter doing water drops on the fire.

Red Canyon Fire
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)
Red Canyon Fire (2)
(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

So far no structures have burned. There is no containment on the fire so far.

Wildfire Resources

- Visit CBSDenver.com's Colorado Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

- See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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