Small wildfire burns south of Fairplay |

Small wildfire burns south of Fairplay

FAIRPLAY – Wildfire season has begun for the North-West Fire Protection District. On Sunday afternoon, six firefighters responded to a grass fire in the Warm Springs subdivision south of Fairplay. With the help of neighbors, they quickly contained the small fire, which burned about one-tenth of an acre, according to a press release from the fire district.A volunteer firefighter who lives in the area reported that there had been some significant lightning activity just prior to the fire and suspected that was the cause of the fire, the release said.This is the second wildfire in less than a month that North-West Fire has been called to. On April 21, seven firefighters extinguished a half-acre fire in the Valley of the Sun subdivision. Fire chief Mike Roll said that despite recent moisture, there is still fire danger out there.”We have been fortunate to get some moisture recently, but that will have a very short term impact on the fire danger. The Warm Springs fire actually started during some rain showers,” Roll said.North-West Fire encourages homeowners to take steps to mitigate around their houses to help minimize the risks of wildfire this summer. Contact (970) 836-3150 with any questions.

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