Sparked by lightning on Friday evening, the Pine Gulch Fire near Grand Junction has grown to more than 3,000 acres with little containment.

As of Tuesday morning, the Pine Gulch Fire has burnt 3,461 acres of land in Mesa County, approximately 18 miles north of Grand Junction. Located in rough and remote terrain, the fire has been burning through pinyon, juniper, oak, and sage brush rapidly.

The blaze was only around 1,500 acres on Monday, more than doubling in size over the past day. Currently, it is 5% contained. It's also worth mentioning that unidentified structures were threatened on Monday.

Some roads are blocked in the area of the blaze.

This is a developing story.

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