Pine Gulch Hearth threatens some houses in Mesa, Garfield counties

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A wildfire close to Grand Junction grew in a single day and is now threatening a handful of homes and different buildings, although nobody has been ordered to evacuate.
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The Pine Gulch Hearth, which was began by lightning Friday, has burned not less than 1,500 acres in distant, steep terrain about 19 miles north of Grand Junction. The blaze neared a house Sunday. Firefighters put down retardant and did some backburning across the residence as the hearth closed in, and the construction was saved, Bureau of Land Administration spokeswoman Maribeth Pecotte stated. The household who lived within the residence stayed there through the effort.
Not less than one different residence in Garfield County is threatened, and is a few half-mile from the sting of the hearth, Pecotte stated, and there are a number of less-developed buildings, like sheds and looking cabins, within the space. No evacuations have been ordered.
Firefighters are working to survey the hearth’s in a single day progress, Pecotte stated, including she expects the hearth is now greater than 1,500 acres.
“It grew fairly a bit in a single day,” she stated.

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