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Brush fire south of Idaho Springs 100 percent contained, Forest Service says

Posted: 4:37 PM, Mar 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-11 22:57:34Z

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. – A brush fire burning south of Idaho Springs Friday afternoon was fully contained in a day, the Forest Service says.

The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office started getting reports of the fire at around 2:15 p.m. when a caller said they saw smoke in the Montane Park Area.

Other calls followed suit and local agencies responded to the fire.

AIRTRACKER7 flew over the scene of the fire and captured the moment a plane dropped retardant in the area.

A total of eight state agencies, including Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho Springs Police Department, Clear Creek Fire Authority, Clear Creek County EMS, Central City Fire, Evergreen Fire Rescue, Foothills Fire, and the US Forest Service, are responding to the fire.

PHOTOS: Firefighters attack brush fire south of Idaho Springs

The Santa Fe fire was 3.25 acres in size, according to Forest Service officials. 

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