GRAND COUNTY, Colo. – A new wildfire is burning in northwest Colorado Sunday afternoon.
The Gutzler Fire is burning approximately 14 miles southwest of Kremmling and nine miles east of State Bridge, according to White River Forest officials.
Officials are attacking this fire from the air.
Gutzler Fire: located approx. 14 mi. SW of Kemmling & 9 mi. E. of State Bridge, approx. 50 acres & active, air attack on scene @EagleCOSO pic.twitter.com/KyYjNHvhF6
— White River Forest (@WhiteRiverNews) July 2, 2017
— White River Forest (@WhiteRiverNews) July 3, 2017
This most recent wildfire is burning a day after officials in Routt County reported that brush fire was burning north of Hayden. That wildfire started by a dozer doing work in the area. A tree fell on it, causing fire to start, officlals said. There were no injuries reported.
Firefighters are also battling the Lightner Creek Fire in Durango. Governor John Hickenlooper has declared a disaster emergency in the area. Officials do not yet know how the wildfire started, only saying it was human-caused. The 360-acre fire was at 29 percent containment at last check.