Crews battle wildfire in Eagle County

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Eagle County Wildfire. June 28, 2012.

Eagle County Wildfire. June 28, 2012.

EAGLE, Colo. – 75 homes received pre-evacuation notices Thursday evening after a wildfire erupted near Eagle.

The fire, which was sparked by lighting, was located approximately two miles northeast of the Interstate 70 interchange. It was estimated at 4 acres in size as of 8:30 p.m.

A 911 voice notification was sent to homes east of Eby Creek Road and the Castle Peak Ranch area.

 “Residents should gather pets, medications, important documents and other valuables and be prepared to leave quickly,” Eagle County said in a press release. “Those who feel threatened by approaching smoke or fire should not wait for an evacuation notice to leave.”

Local officials called in air support and a heavy air tanker was seen dropping flame retardant.

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