A wildfire broke out in Weld County near Kersey on Sunday, burning grass and spreading, threatening structures, drawing firefighters from eight agencies, and forcing authorities to call for air support to try to snuff flames.
The fire was burning near homes and oil and gas facilities near the intersection of county roads 49 and 22 around 5 p.m., sheriff’s department spokesman Joe Moylan said.
No estimate was available on the number of acres burned. County dispatchers received a call around 3 p.m. reporting the fire and the cause hadn’t been determined.
“It is pushing northeast. They are trying to get an air tanker to respond,” Moylan said.
“There are homes in the area, don’t know about specific oil and gas facilities,” he said.
Moylan added: “Obviously it is a large fire, with multiple agencies involved. We’re trying to get two aircraft in the air. The command team is on scene. They’re trying to get everyone organized and working to get this thing contained.”
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