Wildfire burning on forest service land near Wetmore in Custer County

Adobe Fire pre-evac

A wildfire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land near the Custer County town of Wetmore. 

The fire was first reported around 2 p.m. Monday. As of Wednesday evening, it had burned about 85 acres and was 23 percent contained.

The fire, which has been named the Adobe Fire, is burning in timber, brush, and grass. About 150 firefighters are fighting the fire from ground and air. Five air tankers, three helicopters, three hand crews, three engine modules, and a water tender are fighting the fire, with support from single-engine air tankers and heavy air tankers.

Pre-evacuations have been lifted for South of County Road 15 in Fremont County to the Custer County line as well as the Custer County subdivisions of Adobe Creek, Trinity Ranch and TV Hills. 

The USDA Forest Service Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the San Carlos Ranger District have issued a forest closure from Highway 96 to Oak Creek Grade Road and along the west and east forest boundary lines.

Investigators said the fire was caused by lightning.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX21 News for the latest. 

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