Barn fire reported south of Toponas

Routt, Eagle county crews responding to spreading blaze

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— Routt and Eagle county fire crews are responding to a reported barn fire that could spread to vehicles and a gas tank south of Toponas on Routt County Road 1.

Routt County Communications began calling fire crews to the scene just before 1 p.m. Saturday. Dispatchers, who spoke with a neighbor of the barn's property via telephone, told the crews the barn is "fully engulfed" and the wind-fueled fire has spread to vehicles next to the barn. A 300-gallon gas tank is reportedly nearby as well.

The location relayed by dispatchers is 2.2 miles along C.R. 1 off Colorado Highway 131, south of Toponas near the Eagle County border.

Dispatchers also said the person reporting the fire expressed concern about nearby hayfields and wind that could spread the fire.

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