Fire not out yet in Eagle |

Fire not out yet in Eagle

Matt Terrell
Vail, CO Colorado
Shane Macomber/Vail DailyCrews are still working to put out this wildfire south of Eagle. It began Wednesday evening.

EAGLE ” Firefighters are still working to contain a wildfire that started in Eagle Wednesday evening about a mile north of Hernage Creek Trail.

The fire is estimated to be between 5 and 10 acres large, said Lee Ann Loupe, spokeswoman for the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit.

Airplanes significantly slowed the spread of the fire Wednesday by dropping slurry and water on the fire, and fire crews worked through the night, but they still don’t consider the fire contained, Loupe said.

The fire is believed to have been started by lighting around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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