Iron Fire burns near homes in Moffat County, Colorado

DENVER, (KDVR) — Crews continued to battle a wildfire in Moffat County on Saturday, with the Iron Fire burning more than 7,300 acres.

According to the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was burning about 25 miles northwest of Craig and was moving north.

Shara Cole owns property in the area and shared photos of the fire Friday evening, which narrowly missed homes.

“It was tough,” Cole said. “I am grateful that it was not a community of hundreds of people, but even just three families. It’s heartbreaking to see them endure this stress.”

Cole said firefighters and homeowners worked together to cut grass and create firebreaks to save the homes.

Fire officials said no structures were lost as of Saturday afternoon, but some fences and a horse stable were burned.

A handful of homes were considered threatened, but resources were in place to protect them.

“There are six structures that are at risk in the area, but they are equipped with fire engines to protect the structures,” said Patrick Kieran, public information officer for the Bureau of Land Management.

Kieran said the fire was 0% contained and could spread further if a red flag warning was in place on Saturday.

“What’s burning out there is grass and sagebrush, which are very susceptible to fire right now, especially with wind,” he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Jake Nichol

Jake Nichol is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Jake Nichol joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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