Freeman Fire in southwest Eagle County grows slightly, remains at 15 percent contained
EAGLE COUNTY — The Freeman Fire in a remote part of southwest Eagle County remains at around 300 acres and 15 percent contained as of Monday.
The fire, located north of Ruedi Reservoir, grew a little bit Sunday, said Kate Jerman with the White River National Forest. It was estimated at 294 acres on Saturday.
Two hotshot crews are focused on the east flank of the fire, while crews on the south and west sides are starting mop-up efforts, Jerman said.
Wind was a concern Monday, with gusts reaching 30-35 mph on the ridgeline, Jerman said.
There are no evacuations in place, and there are no structures threatened.
Smoke may be visible from the I-70 and Highway 24 areas in Eagle County.
A public informational meeting about the fire will be held Monday night at 8 p.m. at the Thomasville Fire Station.
With a key water deal denied, the Battle Mountain developer and the town of Minturn are planning to meet next week to discuss the future of the Bolts Lake property.