Fire quickly contained west of Craig |

Fire quickly contained west of Craig

Nate Waggenspack

Firefighters put out the last flames from a wildland fire that broke out west of Craig Friday afternoon. The blaze spread about an acre but never threatened any structures and was contained within a half hour.

A small brush fire broke out west of Craig on Friday afternoon but was quickly contained.

In between houses on Knoll Ave, off of Moffat County Road 201 (Western Ave.) 9 miles west of Craig on U.S. Highway 40, Craig Fire/Rescue thinks an electric pole was the source of the flames but still is awaiting confirmation.

"It's still under investigation, but it possibly could have been an electric pole providing service in the area," Battalion Chief Steve Lingo said. "We're waiting to hear from Yampa Valley Electric, but it didn't look like there was anything else in the area to start it."

The fire was called in at 2:26 p.m. Friday and spread to about an acre before being put out promptly. CFR, The Memorial Hospital EMS and Moffat County Sheriff's Office responded and declared it contained at 2:57.

Despite the fire's relatively close proximity to homes in the area, no structures were threatened, Lingo said.