KUSA — EAGLE COUNTY - Despite critical fire weather, crews were able to hold the Bocco Fire to 415 acres on Sunday. The fire is 50 percent contained as of Monday night, according to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.
Crews and air resources were able to hold the fire to the west of Highway 131, to the south of Alkali Creek Road and to the north of Horse Mountain Road.
“We’re working hard to limit new fire growth to the north by strengthening existing containment lines,” said Incident Commander Jeremy Spetter, in a news release. “Weather permitting, we’ll be able to keep gaining on this one.”
The Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit said evacuation orders remained in place for all persons living, working or traveling in the vicinity of Alkali Creek Neighborhood - until 1 p.m. Monday when all orders were lifted.
The Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit said the fire burning 3 miles northwest of Wolcott is expected to back and creep towards existing containment lines on the north flank of the fire.
Fire management officials also said that air operations were suspended on Sunday due to an Unmanned Air System (drone) flying in the area. Fire managers would like to remind the public that if you fly a drone, they can't fly their planes.
On Sunday, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office said in a release they are looking for three white, long-haired males, one wearing an orange shirt, driving a red and white truck. The release said a white sedan was also seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed around the same time.
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If you have any information about the suspects, you are asked to contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-982-TIPS.