Crews respond to 10-acre wildfire near Sylvan Lake south of Eagle
EAGLE — Fire crews are responding to a 10-acre wildfire south of Eagle.
Crews from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit received reports of smoke and flames at 3:07 p.m. today. After receiving the report, dispatch immediately launched initial air attack and one engine.
The Red Table Fire is at 10 acres and growing. The fire is located at Anton Cabin Springs Drainage southwest of Sylvan Lake and south east of Lede Reservoir. Smoke is visible from Eagle.
One engine and one helicopter are on site. Two Type 2 hand crews are en route to the fire. Three heavy air tankers have been dispatched to the area along with 2 seat planes. Eight Smokejumpers have also been dispatched out of Grand Junction. One Type 1 Hand Crew has been dispatched and is en route.
Hot, dry and windy conditions are creating fire danger and red flag warnings have been present in the area throughout the week and are expected to persist through tonight.
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