A wildfire has burned approximately 1,300 acres in the Bear Creek drainage area in the Escalante Ranger District north of Boulder. Dry vegetation, droughtlike conditions, winds and high temperatures are contributing to the fire.
Crews have the fire 30 percent contained using nine engines, three Hot Shot crews, seven hand crews, three helicopters and two air tankers, on the east and north side. However, the fire is active to the south and west.
Forest Highway 166 is closed because of the fire.
For information call the Color Country Fire Information Hotline at 1-866-447-1283.