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Eby Creek Fire Near Eagle 100 Percent Contained

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George Squyres Jr. sent in this picture of the fire burning on Castle Peak in Eagle County Thursday evening (credit: George Squyres Jr. )

George Squyres Jr. sent in this picture of the fire burning on Castle Peak in Eagle County Thursday evening (credit: George Squyres Jr. )

GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

EAGLE, Colo. (CBS4)- Firefighters are gaining ground on the Eby Creek Fire burning near Eagle.

The fire has burned about eight acres and was 100 percent contained at 7 p.m. Friday. Emergency responders are on scene and continued to work to contain and control the fire.

The fire was reported at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday and was caused by lightning. A pre-evacuation notice was sent to 75 homes in the area.

A number of small spot fires outside the containment area are being managed. Fire crews continued to patrol Eby Creek Road and the Eagle Fire engine crew is looking south of Eagle for signs of additional smoke and fire. A federal fire detection aircraft has been requested to assist with the fire spotting.

Two helicopters from the Colorado Army National Guard High-Altitude Aviation Training Site are providing water bucket drops. The Town of Eagle is supplying a water tender and Eagle County Road & Bridge is assisting with dust abatement during helicopter operations.

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