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Wildfire threatens home

Mar 19, 2017

A fire threatened a home along Lower River Road on Sunday. Firefighters from Aspen, Basalt, and Snowmass Village collaborated to extinguish the blaze; no homes or structures were damaged.
Credit Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio

A wildfire along Lower River Road yesterday threatened one home and burned about 6 acres near the Roaring Fork River. High winds spread a burning debris pile across private land. Though flames reached within 50 feet of a home, no buildings were damaged.

About 30 firefighters from Aspen, Basalt, and Snowmass Village fire departments extinguished the blaze late Sunday afternoon.

Crews felled several large cottonwood trees along the river that had caught fire and were considered a safety concern to firefighters.