Small wildfire in Fraser near library now out

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DENVER — A grass fire started near the library in Fraser Monday afternoon.

According to tweet from the Ground County Office of Emergency Management, the library and surrounding streets were closed while firefighters put out the fire, which started around 12:40 p.m.

The fire burned on private land behind the fire and “tripled in size in a matter of minutes,” firefighters said. In total is burned about 2.5 acres.

Around 1:50, the OEM reported the fire was 100 percent controlled and evacuations would be lifted.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but firefighters suspect it was started by a person.

Fraser is north of Winter Park along U.S. 40.

Temperatures in the mountains, and statewide, have been unseasonably warm Monday. Denver is predicted to break a June record of 97 degrees. The warm weather has contributed to a higher fire danger.