Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

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Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

Fast-moving blaze threatens several homes
Residents were startled Friday afternoon to see a plume of smoke from a wildfire off County Road E and U.S. Highway 160/491.
A wildfire off south of Cortez off County Road E flares up in dry vegetation near several homes.
A Bureau of Land Management fire crew heads toward a fire burning Friday south of Cortez.
Traffic along U.S. Highway 160/491 was limited to one lane, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin.
A fast-moving fire came close to structures south of Cortez Friday afternoon.
Firefighters put water on a wildfire burning on private land south of Cortez.
A brush fire south of Cortez began about 4 p.m. and grew to 2 or 3 acres as of 5 p.m., Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said.

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

Residents were startled Friday afternoon to see a plume of smoke from a wildfire off County Road E and U.S. Highway 160/491.
A wildfire off south of Cortez off County Road E flares up in dry vegetation near several homes.
A Bureau of Land Management fire crew heads toward a fire burning Friday south of Cortez.
Traffic along U.S. Highway 160/491 was limited to one lane, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin.
A fast-moving fire came close to structures south of Cortez Friday afternoon.
Firefighters put water on a wildfire burning on private land south of Cortez.
A brush fire south of Cortez began about 4 p.m. and grew to 2 or 3 acres as of 5 p.m., Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said.
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