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Wildfire near Carbondale contained, no structures damaged

Firefighters from six fire crews were sent to the scene to mop up the fire.
Credit: Sarah Rice
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CARBONDALE, Colo. — The Mile 17 wildfire near Carbondale has been contained and all evacuation orders have been lifted.

“This fire was a bit spooky as it was pushed by high winds toward a number of homes," said incident commander Garrett Kennedy. "We really appreciate our neighboring fire crews for responding so quickly to keep this fire relatively small.”

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Firefighters from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Roaring Fork Fire Rescue, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Aspen Fire Protection District, Upper Colorado River (UCR) Fire, and Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control went to the scene. 

The fire crews will continue to be on scene until they mop up the fire Wednesday night. Crews will patrol the fire area at night to watch for potential flare ups.

Fire officials said the fire is not believed to be suspicious. No loss has been determined at this time and there was no damage to structures. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.

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