Oak Meadows fire south of Glenwood Springs extinguished | PostIndependent.com

Oak Meadows fire south of Glenwood Springs extinguished

A helicopter makes a drop on the Oak Meadows Fire Saturday afternoon, as Glenwood Springs Fire Department crews keep watch.
GSFD Facebook photo

A brush fire in the Oak Meadows area of Four Mile Road that was believed to have been started by a power transformer was kept to less than an acre and was fully extinguished as of Saturday evening.

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department was called at 11:42 a.m. and firefighters arrived to find active flames under a power line on a moderate slope with high spread potential, according to a GSFD press release.

“Two residential structures were in immediate danger of the fire, and firefighters immediately began structure protection as well as extinguishment effort,” the release stated. 

A pre-evacuation notice was ordered for residents on the bottom half of South Oak Way, but was lifted a little after 1 p.m.

“Quick response and collaboration with mutual aid partners prevented this from becoming what could have been a significant event,” GSFD Incident Commander Denny Hostetler said in the release.

Assistance included an interagency helicopter, with help from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District and Colorado River Fire Rescue.  The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Holy Cross Electric also responded. 

Glenwood Fire responded with a structure engine, water tender truck, three brush trucks and a command vehicle and 12 firefighters.

The fire grew to 0.63 acres. Glenwood Springs Fire was to continue monitoring the area into the evening.

No injuries were reported.

Oak Meadows is located about five miles south of Glenwood Springs, off of Four Mile Road.

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