Colt Fire climbs to over 3,000 acres, wind fans flames

The fire stood at 2,927 acres Sunday night, a figure that likely exploded on Monday, July 24, after a dry cold front brought dry winds to fan the flames in all directions.

A red flag warning for critical fire weather will be in effect until midnight on Monday. Wind gusts could reach 30 m.p.h Monday night, adding power to the fire. Containment lines have been pressures, with radio dispatch reporting spot fires along the south side of Colt Creek Road.

Air support is currently grounded with the high winds.

The windy cold front also gave the reprieve of some rain as thunderstorms passed overhead a...


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