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.
“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.