Indian Valley Fire 70% contained

MEEKER – The Indian Valley Fire was mapped with a Global Positioning Unit this afternoon and is 322 acres. The main fire activity today was smoldering in grass and brush and occasional torching of isolated groups of pinyon and juniper trees. The fire is now 70% contained as engines and hand crews secured the flanks. Fireline construction and mop up will continue with fire personnel reinforcing the fire perimeter. Full containment is expected tomorrow.

Fire managers are expecting little, if any, fire growth if wind and weather conditions remain calm. Release of fire crews will begin tomorrow as line construction nears completion.

No structures were destroyed.

Lightning from three days ago is the cause of this fire. The blaze started on private land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land. About 60 people are assigned to this incident.