Wilson Fire Updates

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UPDATE 10:45 p.m. 7/8: The Wilson Fire is now reportedly threatening structures, and is 8 miles north of Meeker and approximately 100 acres. Chevron’s Wilson Creek Unit 31 gas well is nearby. The incident commander has ordered additional air support for tomorrow.
Wilson Fire update from BLM Colorado Fire: The 21-acre #WilsonFire was reported Friday (7/7) at about 7 p.m. The Wilson Fire, located approximately 9 miles north of Meeker, is burning on lands administered by BLM as well as private lands. Currently on the scene are one Type 1 IHC, one Type 2 helicopter, one Type 3 helicopter, several engines and miscellaneous overhead.
Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Brice Glasscock said the fire is in a difficult to reach location, except by helicopter. The person who called the fire in on Friday said he saw a lightning strike in the area earlier.