Today, crews are making significant progress on the three lightning-caused fires burning in remote Mesa County. Crews continue to secure perimeter line, mop-up hot spots and seek any potential flare ups from the current dry and windy conditions. Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s Multiple Mission Aircraft flew the perimeters today providing fire personnel a more accurate acreage for all three fires.
About 70 firefighters are working the #SieberFire, which is 70 percent contained at 1094 acres, 20 miles west of Grand Junction in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Resources working this fire include two helicopters, two hotshot crews, two fire modules, and a BLM engine. Crews continue to finish mop-up and secure line around the perimeter.
Fifty firefighters are working the #HunterFire, which is currently estimated at 734 acres and burning 12 miles north of Grand Junction in the steep and rough terrain of the Little Book Cliffs. Resources working this fire include two hotshot crews, smoke jumpers, and safety personnel. Crews are securing perimeter line and continue to mop-up hot spots.
The #LittleBookCliffFire has burned 169 acres about seven miles northwest of Grand Junction in the Little Book Cliffs. Twenty-five firefighters, including a hotshot crew and fire module, have been assigned to this fire and will begin securing line around the perimeter and mop-up hot spots.