Fire fighters take control of a 3-acre burn near Clear Creek

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CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — A small wildland fire burned in Clear Creek on Saturday night.

Members from Evergreen Fire Rescue helped put out the fire, according to a tweet.

The fire burned about 3 acres east of Idaho Springs and north of the river, Clear Creek Fire Authority Chief Kelly Babeon told FOX31 Denver.

The call about the fire came in around 2:30p.m.

The fire was in grass, brush and trees along a rocky hillside and was spread with the breezy conditions, Chief Babeon reported.

The fire was completely contained around 5:30p.m. then crews continued to put out some small hot spots.

Fire rescue officials pulled out for the night around 6:45p.m., according to Babeon, but will return in the morning to make sure no lingering hot spots.

Although the fire was close to I-70, the smoke did not impact traffic on the highway.

No structures were threatened. The cause is under investigation.

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