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Updated: Blaze east of New Castle estimated at 10-12 acres, firefighters establish lines to prevent it spreading to nearby eagle’s nest

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Colorado River Fire Rescue cut firelines and placed a protective “wet-line” around a nearby eagles nest on a fire estimated to be about 10-12 acres in size Friday evening.

In a Facebook post around 6:15 p.m., CRFR reported no injuries.

According to Colorado River Fire Rescue Operations Chief Leif Sackett, crews were dispatched to the fire at approximately 1:44 p.m. Friday afternoon.

“Once they get the fire knocked down and mopped up we’ll go and start investigating…what caused it,” Sackett said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.


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