Agricultural fire near Windy Gap knocked down

Crews knocked down a five-acre agricultural burn that got out of control within a few hours on Saturday near Windy Gap.
Austin Wingate / Courtesy photo

4:30 p.m. Update: Crews have knocked down the 53 acre ditch burn on County Road 57 near Windy Gap.

Grand Fire Assistant Chief Schelly Olson said the fire started as a legal ditch burn for agricultural purposes that got away from the property owner.

Smoke may continue to be visible in the area. Fire crews remain on scene to fully contain the flames.

Original: Fire crews and law enforcement are responding to an out-of-control agricultural burn near Windy Gap on County Road 57.

An agricultural burn got out of control around 2:48 p.m. Saturday near Windy Gap.
Grand County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy photo

Crews received a call around 2:48 p.m. Saturday for the fire, which is producing a lot of smoke. Grand Fire Assistant Chief Schelly Olson said the fire is about five acres.

There are no evacuations at this time.

Per the Middle Park Conservation District, agricultural burning is limited to the “burning of irrigation ditches and/or fields to prepare land for the growing of commercial crops or grazing of livestock.”

Grand Fire, Grand Lake Fire, Hot Sulphur Springs Fire, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Grand County EMS are on scene.


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