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Fireworks could have caused brush fire in Edwards on Thursday (videos)

A fire broke out Wednesday night near the Eagle River Village mobile-home park.
Brittany Fransen | Special to the Daily

EDWARDS — On Thursday, July 6, at approximately 10:50 p.m., several local public safety agencies responded to a wildland grass fire at 32530 U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards, according to a statement issued Friday by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Several residents in the Eagle River Village mobile-home park area reported seeing a group of teenagers in the area lighting off fireworks just prior to the fire igniting, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The wildland fire grew to be approximately a half-acre in size before fire crews were able to put it out. This fire was near a residential area, but it did not damage any structures.

 


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