Smoke from Lost Solar wildfire near Meeker drifts to Front Range

DENVER — Smoke along the Front Range and in other parts of Colorado appears to be from the Lost Solar Fire near Meeker.

The fire is burning in the Flat Tops Wilderness. Fire managers said it was active Thursday and generating smoke that was blown by shifting winds.

“There is a potential to smell or experience smoke over the next few days,” officials said in a news release.

“The Lost Solar Fire is currently estimated at 2,000 acres and is burning well within the management boundary in the Flat Tops Wilderness. This fire is being managed with a ‘confine and contain’ strategy due to its remote location and natural ignition. This strategy allows the fire to take its natural course within the ecosystem which will benefit big game habitat.”

Smoke from the wildfire can affect the health of some people. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has tips  about how to avoid problems from wildfire smoke.