Chedsey Fire burns in Jackson County

Source: Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

JACKSON COUNTY, Colo. — A small wildfire is burning in Jackson County northeast of Steamboat Springs.

As of Saturday morning, the fire had burned 45 acres. It is 75 percent contained.

The Chedsey Fire is south of the Teal Lake Campground, which has been evacuated. The burn area is about 15 miles southwest of Walden.

80 people are fighting the fire. On Saturday, command of the fire transferred to a Type 4 Incident Management team.

An emergency closure order has been issued for the Parks Ranger District in the Routt National Forest.

One minor injury had been reported as of Wednesday morning.