Beaver Creek fire burning 5,368 acres, Grand Lake sends crew, engine |

Beaver Creek fire burning 5,368 acres, Grand Lake sends crew, engine

The Grand Lake Fire Protection District was called out Wednesday morning to the Beaver Creek Fire burning 15 miles west of Walden.

A crew of four were sent with their E369 Wildland engine including engine boss Paul Mintier and Lt. Blake Mertz, said PIO Cheryl Dale.

The fire started Sunday, June 19 and is burning in the Routt National Forest and U.S. Bureau of Land Management land.

As of Wednesday evening InciWeb reports the fire has grown to 7,000 acres and is now well established at the top of Independence Mountain.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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