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Update: Spring Creek fire grows to an acre

Firefighters with the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District responded Monday to a brush fire in northern Summit County.

The Spruce Creek fire ignited at about 1:15 p.m. northwest of Green Mountain Reservoir off Dice Road near the Summit County and Grand County border.

Originally reported at .2 acres, the fire grew to about an acre by 4 p.m., said Steve Lipsher, public information officer for the Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue. The fire was reportedly burning grasses and shrubs in an Aspen grove on U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Lipsher said, but as of press time, it had not exhibited extreme behavior.

“The fire is staying on the ground, which is a good thing,” Lipsher said. “Right now we’re (Summit County) in a state of low fire danger and with high humidity, cooling temperatures and dying winds, our guys think they can have this contained by tonight.”

Thirteen firefighters from three different agencies responded to the blaze, Lipsher said, including two crews each from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, the Kremmling Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service.

As of press time, no injuries, no structure losses and no evacuations were reported. The cause of the fire also was unknown.

“After a thorough review of the facts as collected through CBI’s investigation, we have determined there was no wrongdoing by any personnel at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s personnel acted swiftly to address an emergent medical situation and used every available measure to rescue inmate Moffitt.”
District Attorney Bruce Brown

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The Summit Daily Updated Aug 27, 2013 08:41AM Published Aug 27, 2013 01:30PM Copyright 2013 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.