Wildfire Blazes in Albany CountyA crew of over 150 people continue to battle a blaze off of highway 34 in Albany county.
The fire began on Poe Mountain and was believed to have been started by lightning late last night. So far more than 650 acres have been charred.
The bureau of land management as well as fire officials are on the scene and don't yet know exactly how much land has been destroyed. The land is partly owned by the bureau of land management, but has also destroyed at least one privately owned ranching area.
The majority of the state was under a red flag warning Wednesday, due to high temperatures, gusty winds and dry air.
As of Wednesday night the fire continues to spread and officials don't have an estimate on how long it will take to be extinguished.