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Raccoon sparks 7-acre wildfire in Northwest Colorado

MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. – A raccoon is to blame for a wildfire in Moffat County around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The 7-acre fire was near Moffat County Road 30 and Round Bottom Road about 7 miles southwest of Craig, according to Steamboat Today.

Officials say that the raccoon climbed a power pole transformer, caused it to spark and started the fire.

The fire also caused a power outage for about 30 people until 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Luckily, no structures were threatened and officials extinguished the fire within an hour.

As for the raccoon, it wasn’t as lucky.

β€œThe raccoon unfortunately did not survive the incident,” an official told the paper.