7 Wildfires Are Currently Burning More Than 26,000-Acres in Colorado

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Active Colorado wildfires. Credit: Fire and Smoke Map

There are currently seven wildfires in Colorado. The fires, six of which are in the northwest of the state, are currently burning 26,137-acres.

Yesterday, in response to the Muddy Slide Fire, the forest service closed Routt National Forest.

1. The Oil Springs Fire

Size: 12,707 acres

Location: 20 miles south of Rangely

Cause: Lightning

2. Sylvan Fire

Size: 3,775 acres

Location: 16 miles south of Eagle

Cause: Still under investigation, but lightning suspected

3. West Fire

Size: 3,424 acres

Location: 80 miles northwest of Craig

Cause: Lightning

4. Muddy Slide Fire

Size: 4,150 acres

Location: 20 miles west of Kremmling

Cause: Unknown

5. Trail Canyon Fire

Size: 881 acres

Location: 10 miles northwest of Red Mesa

Cause: Lightning

6. Wild Cow Fire

Size: 560 acres

Location: Garfield County

Cause: Lightning suspected

7. Collom Fire

Size: 640 acres

Location: Near Craig

Cause: Unknown

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