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Wildfire Near Glenwood Springs Fully Contained

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One of two helicopters that dropped water on the Red Canyon fire burning in Garfield County (credit: CBS)

One of two helicopters that dropped water on the Red Canyon fire burning in Garfield County (credit: CBS)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Firefighters say a wildfire burning southeast of Glenwood Springs is fully contained.

An evacuation order for the Red Canyon Fire was lifted Friday morning, and by evening, fire managers said the blaze was fully contained.

The 390-acre Red Canyon Fire had threatened 20 structures.

Authorities believe lightning may have started the blaze on Monday, but the cause is under investigation.

Fire officials say two minor injuries were reported at the fire Friday. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion but was able to return to work. Another person had a cut that required stitches.

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