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Brush fire contained near Buena Vista

The fire burned 40 to 50 acres near County Road 319 and Highway 285, the Chaffee County Office of Emergency Management said.

BUENA VISTA, Colo. — A multi-acre brush fire near Buena Vista Wednesday afternoon is now fully contained, the Buena Vista Police Department said. 

Pre-evacuation orders were issued for the fire, which was reported around 12:30 p.m. near CR 319 and U.S. Hwy. 285, about three miles southwest of Buena Vista, Chaffee County OEM said.

Police said just before 3 p.m. that the fire is contained and all evacuations are lifted.

The fire burned about 40 to 50 acres of grassland, the county said.

The pre-evacuation orders applied to the area about 1 to 1.5 miles south of Nachtrieb-Kelly Ranch.

First responders remain in the area to monitor hot spots.

Credit: Clark Hess
Credit: Clark Hess
Credit: Clark Hess
Credit: Clark Hess


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