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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Special to the Post Independent/Chris Romeyn
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A small brush fire broke out Friday afternoon near the Source Gas (formerly Kinder/Morgan) facility near the Glenwood Springs Airport. Glenwood Springs Fire Captain Daryl Queen said that the fire was started from a welding spark while crews worked in the Source Gas yard.Queen said the fire only burned a very small area and was extinguished very quickly. No charges will be filed as Queen said the incident looked to be an accident.

The fire on Thursday afternoon on County Road 117 at mile marker 10 is believed to have started by a vent in the coal seam along the hillside, according to Glenwood Springs Fire Captain Daryl Queen. That fire burned about half an acre and was extinguished quickly. Queen said that crews remained on the scene for an additional three hours clearing the area of brush and dry fuels.

One person died and two others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash early Friday morning on Gypsum Creek Road in Eagle County.According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. and the CSP was notified of the accident at 5:24 a.m.

Upon arrival, emergency services personnel discovered a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado on its right side on the side of the roadway. The truck was occupied by three males. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Eagle County Coroner and the driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. The second passenger sustained minor injuries and was released at the scene.None of the occupants was wearing a seat belt and speed and alcohol are considered possible factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.Investigators determined the vehicle was traveling south near milepost 14 when it went off the left edge of the roadway and rolled 114 times and ejected the front passenger.Names are being withheld until family members can be notified.


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