Crews snuff out brush fire south of Glenwood Springs
Firefighters from the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs fire departments quickly gained the upper hand on a brush fire that broke out Monday afternoon on a hillside across from the Westbank area.
The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged at 3:47 p.m. Monday for a report of a brush fire near the H Lazy F Mobile Home Park on County Road 167, according to a press release.
The fire was reportedly started when a vehicle hit a power pole and a transformer exploded, sparking a fire that quickly spread into thick brush and cottonwood trees covering about 2 acres.
Crews responded and had the fire contained by about 4:34 p.m., the release said. Crews were expected to be on scene performing additional fire control and mop-up until about 9 p.m. The area was to be monitored overnight.
No structures were damaged, and no injuries were reported. The driver of the vehicle that hit the power pole was not injured.
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“The fire was on a steep hillside in thick, heavy brush, which made accessing and fighting the fire difficult,” Carbondale Deputy Chief Rob Goodwin said. “Our firefighters, along with two firefighters from Glenwood Springs, did a great job of stopping the progress of this fire.”
Carbondale Fire responded with 14 firefighters, he said.
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