August 3, 2012
A fire burns Friday about five miles south of Elk Springs off U.S. Highway 40 in western Moffat County. The fire had grown to an estimated 1,200 acres by Saturday morning.
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Two wildfires in nearby Moffat County continue to grow, including the Wolf Fire which is estimated at 4,200 acres.
Smoke filled the Yampa Valley and ash was falling from the sky Friday afternoon after wildfires started in hot and dry conditions near Hayden and in Moffat County.