Beaver Flat fire contained
September 27, 2010
Steamboat Springs — Fire crews in North Routt County on Monday continued fighting a blaze that spread from a campfire.
U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Diann Ritschard said crews expected to have the 8-acre Coulton Creek fire contained by 6 p.m. Monday.
The fire is near Forest Service Road 429 and about half a mile from the Coulton Creek Road, west of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. It's burning in mixed spruce, fir, aspen and grass.
Ritschard said in a news release that the fire spread from a campfire near the road.
A 20-person hotshot crew, a helicopter and North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters all fought the fire Monday. The helicopter pulled water from a nearby beaver pond to drop on the flames.
No structures are threatened and no roads are closed as a result of the fire.
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Fire crews contained the Beaver Flat fire on Friday and expected to have it fully controlled Monday evening, Ritschard said.
That fire was last reported at 53 acres in a remote area of the Routt National Forest south of Hayden.
No structures are threatened in that fire, either.
The cause is thought to have been lightning.