Silver, Jaroso and West Fork Complex fires keep burning

Posted at: 06/26/2013 2:42 PM
Updated at: 06/26/2013 2:48 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com



The Silver Fire is just 20 percent contained.
The Silver Fire is just 20 percent contained.

Silver Fire

A fire burning in the Gila National Forest remains at about 85,000 acres.

The Silver Fire is just 20 percent contained.

Officials say the fire is forcing ranchers to ship their cattle out of state because grazing areas are up in flames.

Now, state agriculture officials are reaching out to the federal government, in an effort to find public or even private land where cattle can graze.

 

Jaroso Fire

The Jaroso Fire in the Pecos Wilderness has now burned more than 10,000 acres and it’s not contained at all yet.

A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday night for people who live near the fire.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Pecos High School auditorium.

 

West Fork Complex Fire

A fire burning in southwestern Colorado is even larger today.

The West Fork Complex Fire has burned more than 81,000 acres north of Pagosa Springs. It is still not contained today.

More than 1,100 firefighters are battling the flames.