Streeter Fire reaches 1,100 acres, remains at 0% containment Wednesday |

Streeter Fire reaches 1,100 acres, remains at 0% containment Wednesday

Smoke rises from the Streeter Fire in Moffat County earlier in the month. Blazes in neighboring counties were among the primary reasons Routt County and Steamboat Springs enacted fire restrictions, which take effect at 8 a.m. on Friday.
Courtesy/Kyle Lewis

CRAIG — While there was very little fire growth overnight and into late Wednesday morning, the Streeter Fire — located near ColoWyo Coal Mine south of Craig along Highway 13 — remains at 0% containment as it pushes north of 1,100 acres.

As of Wednesday morning, fire fighters are still attempting to determine an accurate size of the fire. Aerial mapping will occur later today, according to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume.

Currently, more than 100 fire fighters are battling the wildland fire. Six engines with crews and five hand crews are on scene to fight the fire Wednesday. Additionally, one Air Attack crew is on hand to coordinate the teams from the air, while one Type I helicopter and one Type III helicopter are assisting from the air. No other aviation is present, according to Sheriff Hume.

Both lanes of Highway 13 are open in the area, but a speed reduction for a four-mile stretch in the area of the fire is in place. Motorists are asked to reduce speeds to 50 MPH in the area. Road conditions are based on weather and fire behavior, but fire fighters don’t anticipate any impacts to travel Wednesday.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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