Peekaboo fire grows to 1,800 acres in remote area

CRAIG - Firefighters continue Wednesday to make sure that the Peakaboo Fire, which has grown to 1,800 acres in just two days, from threatening any private land or homes.

The blaze is 50 miles west of the town of Craig in northwest Colorado and has not forced any road closures and is not threatening any homes, though about three ranches are near the fire. 

The fire was ignited by lightning on Thursday and is largely burning in a remote, rugged area of Bureau of Land Management land west of Irish Canyon.

Fifteen firefighters and a helicopter are working the fire – and 60 more firefighters were brought in Tuesday.

The BLM says additional aircraft has also been ordered.

Crews are trying to guide the fire onto an old burn scar atop the Peekaboo Ridge. The BLM says they are monitoring the fire to allow it to play out its natural and beneficial role as well as keeping firefighters safe.

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