Pine Gulch Update

Fire crews are now in patrol-and-monitor mode and no spread is expected outside of containment lines in the next 48 hours.  Sporadic activity may occur within the perimeter as previously unburned fuels are encountered.

The area burned by the fire remains at 139,000 acres and containment has increased to 87%.  The number of persons assigned to the incident has decreased to 436.

Today’s map shows no hot spots near the Little Bookcliffs WHR.

The fire was started by lightning on July 31 and now ranks as the largest in Colorado history.  At one point, it was within a mile of the WHR.

RELATED: Pine Gulch Fire Smoldering.

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