Firefighters from West Routt, Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek contained a 2- to 3-acre wildfire Monday afternoon on Routt County Road 68 in the Canyon Valley area near Mount Harris.

Photo by John F. Russell

Firefighters from West Routt, Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek contained a 2- to 3-acre wildfire Monday afternoon on Routt County Road 68 in the Canyon Valley area near Mount Harris.

Firefighters contain 2-acre brush fire in West Routt

Crews respond to blaze in Canyon Valley subdivision

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— Firefighters from West Routt, Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek contained a 2- to 3-acre wildfire Monday afternoon on Routt County Road 68 in the Canyon Valley area near Mount Harris.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene at about 1 p.m. Monday. West Routt Fire Protection Chief Bryan Rickman said the landowner accidentally started the fire with a cigarette.

Rickman said 15 firefighters and Routt County Emergency Manager Bob Struble responded to the fire. It took about an hour and half to contain the fire, which was burning on a hillside and came to within about 200 yards of a home. No structures were damaged, and firefighters remained on scene into the evening to douse hotspots.

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