Wildfire near Gypsum contained; crews watching hot spots

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GYPSUM, Colo. — Firefighters contained a wildfire south of Gypsum on Saturday, but more crews were needed to help with hot spots, the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District said.

Several units responded to the fire in the 500 block of Cotton Ranch Drive near the Gypsum Greek Golf Course, trying to keep it from growing.

Fire officials tweeted that there were reports of 10- to 20-foot flames and that evacuations might be possible because the fire was close to homes.

But firefighters contained the flames to approximately two acres. Crews were still on the scene to make sure winds didn’t flare up any remaining hot spots.

Units responded from Gypsum Fire, Greater Eagle Fire and the Vail Fire Department. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fire.