Wind whips up Montrose County fire

CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON The Daily Sentinel—Visibility worsened in the Grand Valley on Saturday after a dusty sunset, above, the previous day, as seen over Colorado National Monument. Strong winds from the west resumed, kicking up more dust. Smoke from a rapidly growing wildfire to the south, in western Montrose County, added to the haze.



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CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON The Daily Sentinel—Visibility worsened in the Grand Valley on Saturday after a dusty sunset, above, the previous day, as seen over Colorado National Monument. Strong winds from the west resumed, kicking up more dust. Smoke from a rapidly growing wildfire to the south, in western Montrose County, added to the haze.

A wind-whipped wildfire grew to more than 3,000 acres in Montrose County near the Utah line Saturday, and authorities ordered multiple evacuations and road closures in the area. The Sunrise…




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