Sleeper fire wakes up Four Mile Road |

Sleeper fire wakes up Four Mile Road

Prime weather conditions allowed a fire to smolder for a few days and then blow up on Tuesday, according to Glenwood Springs Fire Department spokesman Chad Harris.

“It seems to be a sleeper from a lightning strike a few days ago,” Harris said.

The fire, located above Black Diamond Mine Road off of Four Mile Road, spread to approximately a quarter of an acre by the time crews arrived on scene.

The fire was northwest of the Black Diamond Mine, two-thirds of the way up the hill on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Two BLM crews were on the scene fighting the fire with two engines. They were assisted by the fire department.

“It appears that we’ll have it under control before too many recourses are needed,” Harris said.

No structures were threatened, and flames posed no serious danger, in Harris’ opinion.

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

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