A wildfire Saturday afternoon closed Colorado Highway 145 from Redvale to the Colorado 62 junction near Placerville, about 15 miles northwest of Telluride.
About 50 staff from the Miguel County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management and Telluride, Placerville and Norwood fire departments responded to the fire, the Sheriff’s Office said, and no structures were in danger of burning.
No injuries were reported.
The Sheriff’s Office announced that was fire had been reopened about 6:30 p.m.
The fire, estimated at 2.5 acres, burned near Caddis Flats, the Telluride Fire Protection District said. It was blamed on an unattended campfire on BLM land just west of Caddis Flats. It apparently spread as winds kicked up during a brief afternoon storm.
A red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday throughout Southwest Colorado. Because of gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels, conditions are favorable for the rapid ignition, growth and spread of fires. Agricultural burning is strongly discouraged.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.