Latest updates: Tracking 4 large wildfires in Colorado


The Pine Gulch Fire burning north of Grand Junction. Credit: Bureau of Land Management

DENVER (KDVR) — Four major wildfires are burning in Colorado. Firefighters are dealing with extremely challenging conditions, including hot temperatures, gusty winds and very low humidity.

Below is the latest basic information about each of the four wildfires. Click on the name of the wildfire to visit the most recent article about it.

If you are worried about wildfire evacuations in your area, click here to learn how to prepare.


Location: Glenwood Canyon, along Interstate 70

Acreage: 32,431

Containment: 91%

Number of personnel assigned: 10

Evacuations: None.

Pre-Evacuations: None.

Closures: Coffee Pot and Transfer Trail roads remain closed.


Location: North of Grand Junction in Mesa and Garfield counties

Acreage: 139,007

Containment: 100%

Number of personnel assigned: 20

Evacuations: All lifted as of Sept. 1.

There are currently no pre-evacuations or evacuations in Mesa County.

Closures: Generally described as BLM-managed lands north of Loma, Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade, starting at the base of the Bookcliffs, including the campground in the North Fruita Desert SRMA; west and north of De Beque on South Shale Ridge to County Road 204 and 209, from this point, west to County Road 256 to Douglas Pass on Hwy 139, south on Hwy 139 east to the base of the Bookcliffs. Mount Garfield hiking trail remains open to foot travel. The Cameo gate allowing access up Coal Canyon is open, V 2/10 Road is open to Corcoran Peak, and County Road 209 is open. County Road 256 east of Douglas Pass remains closed. 


Location: Near Chambers Lake in Larimer County

Acreage: 124,026 Acres

Containment: 21%

Number of personnel assigned: 815

Evacuations: Glacier View filings, Red Feather Highlands subdivision and the Lady Moon area.

To see the latest map of mandatory and voluntary evacuations, visit NoCoAlert’s website.


Location: Grand County

Acreage: 12,850

Containment: 14%

Number of personnel assigned: 67

Evacuations: Keyser Creek, Crooked Creek and St. Louis Creek area.

Pre-evacuations: None.

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