Aug 20, 2010 9:52 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Crews contain wildfire in NW Colorado

Crews have contained a wildfire in northwest Colorado that quickly spread to thousands of acres.

The fire charred about 12 square miles after a lightning strike Wednesday 10 miles north of Maybell in Moffatt County.

Crews declared the fire 100 percent contained Thursday afternoon. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says crews worked until 2 a.m. Thursday building a fire line.

Crews were able to keep a ranch house from burning but an outbuilding was destroyed.


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