|Helicopter working Spring Creek 2 Fire|
Photo by GCSO
The wildfire that started Friday afternoon on private property in Garfield County, is now burning in Mesa County and BLM land, a total of 589 acres.
The wildfire is currently being fought with multiple air resources, engines, water tenders and hand crews.
Most of today's efforts were focused on the south end of the wildfire, the most active portion of the fire. All day air drops from multiple air resources where effective in slowing its forward progress.
Sunday, the air drops will continue and ground crews will work to build containment lines to keep the fire from nearby homes.
|Fire retardant drop on Spring Creek 2 Fire|
Photo by GCSO
At 12:30 PM, the Spring Creek 2 Fire burning in unincorporated Mesa County near Battlement Mesa, exceeded 500 acres. This fire is expected to grow with hot and dry weather forecasted.
Residents in this area are asked to evacuate using Wallace Creek Road to County Road 300 toward Battlement Mesa and check in at the evacuation center located at the Grand Valley Fire Station, 124 Stone Quarry Road.
Evacuated residents in need of assistance can call the Red Cross at (970) 242-4851 and press option 1.
|Latest Map of Spring Creek 2 Fire|
Multiple agencies are fighting this fire: Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Grand Valley Fire Protection District, DeBeque Fire District, Garfield County, Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Mesa County, and Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
The Spring Creek 2 fire has burned no primary residences, but has burned several structures including 4 out buildings, 3 trailers, and 3 vehicles.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.