Fire crews battling blaze near Parachute |

Fire crews battling blaze near Parachute

PARACHUTE ” A 100-acre fire is burning about six miles southwest of Parachute on public and private land.

Bureau of Land Management spokesman David Boyd says some structures are threatened but he doesn’t know how many.

He say the nearest buildings are about a quarter-mile from the fire.

The fire started around 7 p.m. Monday. Boyd says lighting is the likely cause.

The wildfire is burning in pinon pine and juniper trees and spread quickly.

Boyd says a crew of 20 firefighters is fighting the fire and another crew has been requested. Five engines and two helicopters were sent to the area.

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