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Wildfire sparks in rugged terrain near Kremmling

Heavy air tankers summoned to battle the Gutzler Fire

A new wildfire sprung to life Sunday afternoon in rugged, mountainous terrain near Kremmling.

The Gutzler fire, as officials have named it, is about 14 miles southwest of Kremmling and 9 miles east of the hamlet of State Bridge. The fire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land in the mountains to the west of Green Mountain Reservoir.

According to a Twitter post from the Forest Service, the fire is about 200 acres. There are no reports of structures threatened.

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The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center, which helps various fire agencies work together, reported on Twitter that two heavy air tankers, four single-engine airtankers and a team of smoke jumpers were ordered to attack the fire.

Read the full story on The Denver Post website.

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