Firefighters were preparing to leave the scene of a 1-acre wildfire south of Granby on Monday evening, July 28, while awaiting the arrival of a helicopter and Hotshot crew on Tuesday morning.
The fire started Monday afternoon, and the column of smoke was clearly visible from US Highway 40 around Granby. Cause of the fire had not yet been determined, although numerous cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were visible around Granby shortly before the fire started.
About six firefighters, some from the U.S. Forest Service and some from Granby Fire, responded.
The fire was burning in rugged terrain on private land south of the Cottonwood Pass Road. Some reports indicate there may have been another fire near the same location about two weeks ago.