Electrical Sparks Start Fire in Carbondale

Residents in Carbondale got a scare just before 2 o\’clock Thursday afternoon when a wildfire was ignited about a half mile from Colorado Rocky Mountain School. Jennifer Kelly of the Garfield County Sheriff\’s Office says the fire was apparently started by sparks from a power line that was hit by a truck. The center of the one acre fire was at County Road 109 and Indica Way on the northwest part of town.

Crews from the Carbondale and Basalt fire departments were on the scene within minutes along with the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Team. Kelly says the fire was on the bank of the Crystal River on the west edge of Indica Way. Fire crews stayed on the scene for several hours to finish mopping up the fire.