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Containment increases to 19% despite increased winds on Green Ridge Fire

COLUMBIA and GARFIELD Counties–Despite increased wind speeds, the Green Ridge Fire saw little growth and containment increased to 19%. The fire is currently 36,328 acres, with the additional acreage gained on the southern portion of the fire in Branch II.

Sunday’s gusty winds tested the fire line along the 22 (4022) Road in Division M and fire lines held, keeping the fire in its existing footprint...