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.
EFR helping our neighbors in Clear Creek with small Wildland fire. pic.twitter.com/WAvVRD7cNF
— Evergreen FireRescue (@efr_co) March 29, 2015
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.