Fire near Blue River extinguished |

Fire near Blue River extinguished

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BLUE RIVER – A small fire at Mayflower Lake west of Blue River was extinguished Wednesday afternoon after someone saw smoke and called 911.

The 20 foot by 60 foot fire at the edge of treeline was comprised mostly of blown-down vegetation, and it burned about six small trees. Nearby rock formations limited the area for the fire to spread, said Kim Scott with Red, White and Blue Fire District.

The fire’s cause is unkonwn. It occurs as Summit County enters a season of increased danger.

“This is really the time we are becoming more vigilant,” Scott said. “We want to remind everybody this is when wildfire has the best chance of happening because of weather conditions.”

The fire district has received a handfull of calls in the past week reporting smoke, though Wednesday’s fire was the only one that turned out to be an actual wildfire. Regardless, Scott said the district is “appreciative of the community staying vigilant.”

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