New Fire Today Near the Garfield / Rio Blanco County Line

     RANGELY, Colo. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a wind-driven wildfire about 20 miles southeast of Rangely has prompted the evacuation of a youth camp as a precaution.
 
     Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Michael Joos says about 40 kids and half a dozen adults were asked to leave Wednesday afternoon. He says the camp is in no immediate danger but was evacuated due to high winds. No other evacuations were immediately ordered.
 
     The Bureau of Land Management says smokejumpers were called to the scene but were grounded by high winds.
 
     The area has several oil and gas facilities. The BLM says the fire also is threatening structures to the north.

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