Wildfire consumes house near Upton

Sep 5, 2012

The Cemetery Fire, burning two miles east of Upton, has consumed about 235 acres.

Weston County Fire Warden Daniel Tysdal says crews have been working hard and making progress.

“The fire was staffed all night with volunteers and we’ve got additional crews coming in today.”

Tysdal says the blaze destroyed one house and several out-buildings. Nine residences remain within the fire perimeter, but evacuation orders for the surrounding area have been lifted.

Tysdal says he’s optimistic fire crews will have the blaze 100-percent contained today.