100-acre fire burning south of New Castle

NEW CASTLE, COLO. - A fire was reported in Garfield County on County Road 335 just south of New Castle on Monday evening

According the the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, the fire has burned about 100 acres. It is moving toward the ridge line.

Fire crews are working to contain the flames and air support has also been called in. It is currently on private land but is getting close to nearby state and BLM land.

The Sheriff's Office is asking people to avoid County Road 335 for the time being to first responders are better able to attack the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

This is only one of several fires burning Monday: 

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