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Wildfire breaks out during Palisade Peach Festival

The Denver Post

The famed Palisade Peach Festival is open to the public Saturday after a fire broke out during a fireworks show Friday night.

The fire started just after 9 p.m. and has burned 3 to 5 acres of steep terrain on the south side of the Colorado River, the East Orchard Fire Department said in a Facebook post.

One car was damaged, but no homes were affected and no injuries were reported, the fire department said. The festival was evacuated after the fire began.

The festival — which draws visitors from around the state — will go on as planned Saturday, the Palisade Chamber of Commerce said in a Facebook post.

Crews worked throughout the night to mitigate the fire but “there is potential for the fire to grow this afternoon,” the fire department said. A Red Flag warning is in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, with hot and dry weather and winds up to 30 miles per hour are expected.

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