Firefighters stop Glenwood blaze
Firefighters put out a small fire on Devereux Road in Glenwood Springs on Sunday afternoon.Lt. Dave Reinhold, of the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, said the fire was about 14 acre and burned just east of Whitewater Rafting’s building between Devereux Road and the railroad tracks.No structures were threatened by the fire, which burned in grass, oak and sage. The fire burned close to an electrical substation, but it was surrounded by gravel and was not in danger.Light winds at 5-10 mph helped spread the fire. Reinhold said, “If it had jumped the road, then we would have been in trouble.” Prevailing winds could have carried the fire along the Colorado River to the Devereux bridge.The cause is unknown, and Reinhold says there will be no investigation. He did say that there was “no smoking gun” at the scene – no obvious explanation of how the fire started.Firefighters arrived on scene at 5:37 p.m. and the fire was called out at 7:33 p.m. Fire departments from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and New Castle responded to the fire. New Castle provided a rescue truck and five firefighters, Carbondale provided a brush truck and five firefighters, and Glenwood provided an engine, a tender, a brush truck and an ambulance, along with nine firefighters. Of the neighboring fire departments, Reinhold said, “We’d be in big trouble without their help.”
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