Collom Fire in Moffat County Is 85 Percent Contained
According to Moffat County Sheriff's Office, a wildfire near Craig has reached 85 percent containment and has burned over 600 acres. Fortunately, no injuries, or loss, or threat to structures, have been reported from the Collom Fire.
The Collom Fire was first reported on Tuesday, and by 5 p.m. on Thursday, the sheriff's office said that along with reaching a high level of containment, 'all fire lines held today, even with gusty afternoon winds experienced at the fire site.'
'Sheriff Fire crews and our partners with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will continue to engage at the fire site until it is deemed out and cold,'' the Facebook post said.
After a week of record-setting heat in Colorado, and a lack of afternoon storms, several counties moved into Stage 1 fire restrictions on Friday. You should always check local fire restrictions if you plan on camping, but in Stage 1 restrictions, you can still have a campfire, as long as it is in a permanent metal or concrete fire ring. You cannot build your own campfire, use a chainsaw, use any kind of explosives or even smoke outdoors in most areas if a county has restrictions.
Larimer County currently does not have fire restrictions. Last year, however, Colorado's two largest wildfires burned west of Fort Collins and near Estes Park. The Cameron Peak Fire burned from August to December of 2020, charring over 200,000 acres, while the East Troublesome Fire ignited in October, and burned adjacently to Cameron Peak, destroying nearly 200,000 acres.