July 22, 2010
The Logging Fire, located on the east side of Douglas Mountain, is burning on about 1,144 acres. It is one of several fires crews are battling in western Moffat County and parts of Rio Blanco County. Lightning is believed to be the cause behind the fires.
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After a flurry of activity Monday and Tuesday, no new wildfires were reported Wednesday, according to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. Twelve fires started Tuesday in western Moffat County and parts of Rio Blanco County, fire officials reported. Fire activity decreased Tuesday night due to cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity. Eight of the 12 wildfires were contained by Wednesday, according to a news release.