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Escaped campfire sparks small wildfire in Flat Tops Wilderness Area

Smoke is seen in the distance from Stillwater Reservoir in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on Sunday, Sept. 29. U.S. Forest Rangers and Craig Hotshots were seen driving into the area and heading toward the vicinity of the smoke.
Katie Berning

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Firefighters contained a wildfire in the Flat Tops Wilderness area to less than an acre Sunday.

According to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center, firefighters were dispatched to the scene around 1:03 p.m. Sunday.

Officials believe the small wildfire was sparked by an escaped campfire off of trail 1120, the Bear River Trail, according to Routt National Forest Spokesperson Aaron Voos.

As of Monday afternoon, the small wildfire had been contained, according to Voos.


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