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Eagle County wildland fire is deemed contained

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – As of 4 p.m. Monday, firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that started Saturday near Bair Ranch, authorities said.

The Collard Green Fire will continue to be monitored by the Flagstaff Hot Shots crew and one fire engine, according to a spokesman for the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management.

The 187-acre fire was caused by lightning and is in Eagle County seven miles west of Gypsum, one and a half miles south of Bair Ranch, and south of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. Some smoke may still be visible coming from the fire, authorities said Monday.

The Upper Colorado River Interagency Type 3 Incident Management Team B assumed command of the Collard Green Fire Sunday morning, bringing the total number of fire personnel assigned to 76. The interagency team included the Flagstaff and Idaho Panhandle Hot Shot Crews; three engines from Greater Eagle Fire District, Rifle and Dillon UCR Interagency Fire stations and two water tenders from Greater Eagle Fire District and the Gypsum Fire Protection District.

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