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New wildfire flares up north of Wolcott in Eagle County

Posted: 5:53 AM, Jun 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-10 07:53:05-04

Firefighters are working to prevent yet another wildfire from growing any further this morning. The Bocco fire, broke out  in Eagle County Saturday afternoon.

Reportedly, the fire may have started near an unofficial shooting range at about 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The hot, dry conditions and the wind caused the fire to grow to at 415 acres by 8:00 p.m.

The blaze is burning just northwest of Wolcott. Evacuations have been ordered for people living in the Alkaline subdivision. The fire forced the closure of Highway 131 between US 6 and Trough Rd. 

Multiple agencies and aircrews worked to knock down the flames, which are burning on both Bureau of Land Management and private land.

The Edwards Interfaith Chapel is open for evacuees, and the Eagle County Fair Grounds is available for large animals that need to be evacuated.