Fire near Eagle contained to 1 acre

EAGLE — Firefighters quickly contained a wildland fire east of Eagle on Saturday.

The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District and Gypsum Fire Protection District were dispatched to the fire, east of Eagle on Highway 6, at 5:29 p.m. They were able to contain the fire to 1 acre. The fire was a permitted two-pile burn that escaped and burned an open field and several cottonwoods. The fire did come within 50 feet of the owner’s pump house before being contained.

Even though it’s the middle of February, the weather has been dry and fire danger is increasing. When burning piles, obtain a permit and keep a close watch on the pile, authorities said.

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