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Firefighters snuff small wildfire near Green Mountain Reservoir on Thursday

Summit Daily News staff report

Wildland fire crews from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, the Kremmling Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service check for lingering hotspots at a small wildfire fire that burned in grass and sage near Green Mountain Reservoir on Thursday morning. The fire was started when a wheel fell off a trailer, sparking grass along Colorado 9. Motorists and campers with shovels managed to keep the fire in check until firefighters arrived at the scene, about 20 miles north of Silverthorne.

Crews from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, the Kremmling Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service extinguished a small blaze in grass and sage near Green Mountain Reservoir on Thursday morning after passing motorists kept it in check with shovels.

The fire started about 11 a.m. some 20 miles north of Silverthorne when the wheel fell off a trailer and sent a shower of sparks into the grass. Flames were pushed along by gusty westerly winds, but, fortunately, spring rains have kept the vegetation fairly wet and green.

The blaze, on the east side of Colorado 9 across from the Cow Creek Campground, burned about one-tenth of an acre and caused no significant damage.

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