2 wildfires burning on Fishers Peak Mesa SE of Trinidad

Fire burning near Colo/NM border

TRINIDAD, Colo. - Two wildfires are burning southeast of Trinidad, in the area of Fishers Peak Mesa.

The Crazy Fire had burned about 10 acres on private land after it was first detected on Tuesday.  It was believed to have started from the same lightning storm that started the nearby Pipeline Fire.

The Pipeline Fire is burning on 30 acres, about 3 miles away from the Crazy Fire.  Although the Pipeline Fire was named because it is near a pipeline, the pipeline itself is not on fire, officials stressed.

Both fires have zero percent containment and are burning on very steep terrain.

Officials said crews are on heightened alert because additional lightning was forecast as they fought the wildfire.

"The weather can be your biggest enemy or your best ally,"  said Incident Commander, Buddie Curro.

Trinidad Lake in Trinidad Lake State Park is closed to boating until further notice.  Helicopters equipped with buckets are dipping into the lake for water to fight the fire. 

Firefighters from the Fisher's Peak Fire Protection District, the Stonewall Fire Department, and Piñon Canyon are on the scene. Fire crews in New Mexico have also offered their help, KRDO TV reported.

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