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Fire on Grand County side of Rabbit Ears being ‘mopped up’ Wednesday

A helicopter swoops in to use water from Muddy Pass Lake to fight the small Baker Peak Fire on the Grand County side of Rabbit Ears Pass on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Crews were in the “mop up” stage of battling the burn on Wednesday, July 20, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
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The Baker Peak Fire, a burn on the Grand County side of Rabbit Ears Pass was being mopped up on Wednesday, July 20, according to Aaron Voos, public affair specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.

The wildland fire, which broke out on Baker Mountain south of U.S. Highway 40 on Monday, July, 18, never exceeded an acre in size, Voos said.

As of Tuesday, July 19, two helicopters, one engine and a ground crew of 10 people were working on the fire. Helicopters were using water from Muddy Pass Lake to snuff out the burn.


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