Lightning strike causes brush fire


— Lightning ignited a small brush fire Saturday afternoon on Oak Creek's Green Mountain.

Oak Creek Fire Protection District Chief Chuck Wisecup said the fire was under control as of Saturday afternoon and was not threatening any homes or buildings. No injuries were reported.

"It was about 100 yards across," he said.

Oak Creek fire crews laid a "wet line" around the fire at about 4:30 p.m. to keep it from spreading, Wisecup said.

Fire rescue crews from Yampa and Steamboat Springs were called to assist on scene.


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