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Homes Evacuated By Pine Gulch Fire In Western Colorado

Fire behavior on August 7 on the Pine Gulch Fire
Wildland firefighters respond to the Pine Gulch Fire on Aug. 7, 2020.

Some residents living near a western Colorado wildfire have been ordered to evacuate as the blaze continues to expand.

The Pine Gulch fire, burning in remote, rough terrain north of Grand Junction, had grown to more than 39 square miles as of Monday, fire officials reported.

Some residents in Garfield County were evacuated Sunday as the fire spread to the north and more were told to leave Monday as it continued to spread.

The fire about 18 miles north of Grand Junction was started more than a week ago by lightning in remote and rough terrain in Mesa and Garfield counties. It is about 7% contained.

Associated Press
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