Small fire ignites near Williams Fork Reservoir causing power outage |

Small fire ignites near Williams Fork Reservoir causing power outage

A helicopter makes a drop on the fire.
Emma Trainor |

A small fire has ignited on County Road 3 burning power poles and causing a power outage.

Fire and emergency officials responded on Saturday afternoon to the fire near the dam entrance to the Williams Fork Reservoir.

Lt. Dan Mayer, public information officer for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, said the fire is approximately three acres and about 40-50 percent contained.

Mayer said the fire burned some power poles in the area causing a power outage. It is unclear where is affected by that power outage, but Mayer said Mountain Parks Electric is working to fix it.

A helicopter has been called in to put out the remaining fire. The Hot Sulphur Springs Fire Department, Grand Fire Department, the Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol are on the scene.

County Road 3 is temporarily closed to allow fire crews and equipment to safely navigate. No structures are endangered by this fire.

This fire is not related to the Silver Creek Fire. Mayer said the cause of the fire is currently unknown.

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