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Fire snuffed outside of Basalt

Staff report

Firefighters on Monday extinguished the last of hotspots on Light Hill that were ignited by lightning strikes Sunday, according to the Basalt Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the area around 6 p.m. Sunday to control the spread of the fire, said Fire Department spokesman Matt Avidan. There were no structures in the area. Firefighters returned to the scene Monday morning, and the fire was contained by about noon, Avidan said. Crews left the mountain around 2:30 p.m.

Light Hill stretches from Emma to Old Snowmass. Firefighters gained access via East Sopris Creek Road.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the Roaring Fork Valley from noon today until 10 p.m. Thursday. There will be gusty winds and low humidity, and natural fuels are drying out. No burning will be allowed.


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