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Crews Mop Up After Wildfire Near Deckers

DECKERS, Colo. (CBS4) – The high winds and tall grasses were perfect fuel for a fire in Jefferson County.

The winds pushed flames uphill near the town of Deckers burning about five acres. Despite the high winds fueling the Platte River Fire, it was the Oxyoke Fire from 2008 that kept the fire from spreading.

A larger fire would’ve called for more crews and the Forest Service says in a typical season its crews don’t come in until late April.

The recent Lower North Fork Fire and several Friday have forest officials saying it’s not a good sign of what’s to come.

The dry grasses are the biggest concern. Right now the hope is for more moisture.

The cause of the fire near Deckers is thought to be a downed power line.

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