Crews battling fire south of Glenwood |

Crews battling fire south of Glenwood

Staff report
This photo of a helicopter helping fight a fire Friday afternoon south of Glenwood Springs was posted on the Post Independent Facebook page.
Hayli Hardin / Contributed photo |

Crews from several agencies this afternoon are battling a wildland fire in Red Canyon just South of Glenwood Springs.

Initial reports said 2 to 3 acres of juniper were involved, with flames of five to 10 feet. By 6 p.m., firefighters estimated 6 to 7 acres were involved, with crews beginning to build a fire line.

The fire apparently started at about 4 p.m.

The exact location of the fire wasn’t known, but it was east of Highway 82, well up the road across from the closed Buffalo Valley Sports Bar.

A federal crew, the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire district, Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District and Glenwood Springs firefighters were on the scene.

A helicopter was on the scene and additional resources were on the way.

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