Early Morning Wilderness Ranch Fire

MOFFAT COUNTY – September 7, 2022, at about 4:45 am Craig Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a fire in the Wilderness Ranch Subdivision off of Moffat County Road 38 and Routt Forest Drive.  Craig Fire/Rescue, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service fire crews were dispatched to the area.  The fire is on private and U.S. Forest service land, and was contained to 0.2 acres or 2178 square feet.  Although the smoke in the area of Craig and Moffat County is from fires on the west coast, smoke will be visible in and around Wilderness Ranch and Bakers Peak for a couple of days.  Crews will remain in the area to monitor the scene and burn larger interior timber.  The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation.