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Crews able to contain fire west of Mesa County Landfill

(Chris Schumann)
Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 5:04 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 at 9:37 AM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Crews from several local fire agencies were able to contain a brush fire that sparked on Wednesday afternoon west of the Mesa County Landfill.

The fire started around 3:30 and burned between the railroad tracks and the Gunnison River. No structures were damaged in the fire.

The exact cause of the fire has not been confirmed, but it is suspected that a spark from a train initiated the fire. We are told the fire grew more than seven acres, but the exact acreage total is unknown at this time.

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