Small wildfire near New Castle |

Small wildfire near New Castle

Crews are fighting a small brush fire on private land in the Garfield Creek Wildlife Area near New Castle.

The fire, which appears to be caused by a lightning strike, was at 1.8 acres around 4:30 p.m. No structures were in danger.

Colorado River Fire Rescue and the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit are on the scene and receiving assistance from a helicopter.

The Post Independent will update this story as more details become available.

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