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Wildfire Breaks Out In Dillon Above Highway 6

DILLON, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire broke out in Dillon early Monday evening.

tenderfoot fire 2 Wildfire Breaks Out In Dillon Above Highway 6

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There were some power outages reported because of the fire. No evacuations have been ordered.

tenderfoot fire Wildfire Breaks Out In Dillon Above Highway 6

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A single engine air tanker was called in.

Initial indications were the fire was 3 to 5 acres. It was being called the Tenderfoot Fire by emergency officials.

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tenderfoot fire 1 Wildfire Breaks Out In Dillon Above Highway 6 (credit: CBS)

No structures are currently threatened but officials in Dillon said they want residents to limit their power and water usage while the firefight continues.

The fire danger is currently high in Summit County.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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