Crew quells small blaze on Lookout Mountain | PostIndependent.com

Crew quells small blaze on Lookout Mountain

Lightning started a 1/10-acre fire on Lookout Mountain above Glenwood Saturday afternoon. It was controlled at 11 p.m.According to a Glenwood Springs Fire Department press release, the fire was on BLM land close to the Boy Scout Trail. A three-man crew hiked up to the fire, which was burning in piñon-juniper and oakbrush. The crew reported that the fire consisted of three trees. The crew requested water from a 2-person engine at the trailhead, bringing the total firefighters on scene to five.Sylvia Ringer, dispatcher at the Interagency Dispatch Center in Grand Junction, said the fire was contained, meaning it was surrounded by a fire line, at 9 p.m. and was controlled at 11 p.m.Saturday evening a small grass fire burned on the median of Interstate 70 near mile marker 115. A fire truck was on the scene, and traffic was restricted to one lane in both directions. No further information was available at press time.


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