300 acres burning in Bookcliffs

Bureau of Land Management firefighters were closely watching, but letting burn, a 300-acre fire on the Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area 8 north of Grand Junction.

David Boyd, spokesman for the bureau’s northwest Colorado office, said the fire — dubbed the Cosgrove Fire — is in a remote area and not threatening any structures.

The fire, which was sparked by lightning, is burning pinyon and juniper trees on BLM land.

The fire, which had burned 30 acres Sunday, is not being suppressed to allow it to play its natural, beneficial role, Boyd said in an email.

Smoke has been intermittently visible from Grand Junction and Interstate 70.


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