According to Mike Byers, Paonia fire chief, the department has, as of this past Monday, two four-man crews working on a wildfire up Country Road 265, seven miles north of Highway 133. The wildfire covers approximately 60 acres.
There have been no injuries or structural damage. The Little Henderson Creek Fire had not been contained at all by Monday, April 9.
The Paonia Fire Department has been working with the Montrose Interagency Fire Management Unit and the Gunnison County Sheriff's Office since noon on Easter Sunday.
The fire was started by a control burn that got out of control. Oak brush and aspen trees are fueling the blaze.
So far this spring, the Paonia Fire Department has received half a dozen calls on out-of-control fires started by people burning ditches or fields.blog comments powered by Disqus