Eagle Police were called to the Hernage Gulch area last week on a report of a lightning strike fire.
Upon arrival, the officer entered the gate at the Hernage Creek trail head and spotted light smoke approximately 1/4 mile away. A crew from the Greater Eagle Fire Department arrived on the scene and took control of the incident. Fire personnel extinguished the fire and reported that the blaze started from a confirmed lighting strike, not from any criminal activity.
On Aug. 8, a local man reported he was missing a small Toro lawn mower from the back of a flatbed trailer.
The man told officers a large commercial lawn mower and the smaller Toro machine were on the flatbed trailer he was towing. On Aug. 6, at approximately 7 p.m., he parked the trailer behind the movie theater at Eagle Ranch. He later returned to his truck and trailer and drove home.
During the morning of Aug. 7, he noticed the small lawn mower was no longer on the trailer. He told the officer he initially thought that it may have rolled off the trailer, so he drove back over his route from the previous evening to see if he spotted the missing mower but he found nothing. The man said it was unlikely the lawn mower was stolen from his home, which is relatively isolated.
The estimated value of the missing mower is $250.