On Monday, the Minnesota Incident Command System Type 2 Blue Team assumed management of the Bull Draw Fire 12 miles northwest of Nucla.
The fire is blamed for much of the smoke filling the skies west of Delta, and on Saturday prompted a flurry of 911 calls when the smoke grew unusually thick and ash fell from the sky for a brief period of time.
Two wildfires burning in the region, as well as smoke from additional fires in the western United States, are to blame for hazy conditions in much of Delta County.
Lightning sparked a fire that's burning in a remote area of the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness.
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