Oak Ridge fire grows to 1,100 acres on U.S. Forest Service land in Pueblo County

The lightning-sparked Oak Ridge fire in Pueblo County has grown to more than 1,100 acres of U.S. Forest Service land as of Friday morning.

Fire officials in a Friday morning update announced that 445 firefighters and other fire personnel were in Pueblo County to fight the 1,109-acre blaze. . Between Thursday and Friday morning, the fire grew another 84 acres and is now burning on about 840 football fields of U.S. Forest Service land,

The fire, burning in the Pike-San Isabel National Forests, is still 0% contained and is being fueled by fallen timber, grass and 2-foot deep brush — that is, shrubs, bushes or small trees growing beneath large trees in a forest — fire officials said.

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