Multiple agencies respond to wildfire burning near Minturn

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MINTURN, Colo. — A number of local agencies are responding to a wildfire burning on a hillside above Minturn, the Eagle River Fire Protection District (ERFPD) said Saturday.

The U.S. Forest Service said the fire started around 1 p.m. Saturday. As of approximately 5:30 p.m., it had burned roughly 25 acres.

Also known as the Two Elk Fire, it is burning above a Minturn shooting range.

A single-engine air tanker, two helicopters and a type-2 hand crew are working on fighting the fire. In addition to the ERFPD and the sheriff’s office, the U.S. Forest Service, Vail Fire, Greater Eagle Fire and Gypsum Fire are responding.

Authorities have not ordered any evacuations, although Two Elk Trail is closed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Containment is at 0 percent.

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