Carbondale, CO – A report of a wildfire sent crews from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District to the Cattle Creek area this afternoon. There were multiple reports of lightning strikes in the area.
A 50 foot by 50 foot fire was found burning in the pinion & juniper tree on Meadow View Lane, Glenwood Springs. Multiple vehicles and a fuel tank were within 100 feet of the fire when firefighters arrived.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with water on the apparatus. Suppression efforts have focused on extinguishing the fire and digging a fire line. Crews were also needed to fall several trees in the fire perimeter. Crews on scene will be performing mop up operations until approximately 7:00 pm.
No structures have been lost and no injuries are reported.
Deputy Chief Rob Goodwin said, “Our crews initially responded to several calls for multiple lightning strikes in the 110 Road area. The crews did an excellent job of locating the fire and stopping the fire spread quickly in some tough fuels. This just goes to show that things are drying out pretty fast and wildfire season is here.”
The Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control and Upper Colorado River Interagency Crew each responded with an engine and crew.
For further information, contact Deputy Chief Rob Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org