KETSTONE, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters were able to put out a small wildfire in Keystone before it got out of control Sunday afternoon.

The fire broke out at approximately 1:15 p.m. It burned grass, sage and a stand of aspen near several Keystone employee housing buildings. The buildings were evacuated for a short time.

Cutline info: Lake Dillon firefighters, assisted by firefighters from Copper Mountain Fire and Red, White & Blue Fire of Breckenridge extinguish a small wildfire in Keystone on Sunday afternoon. The blaze was limited to two-tenths of an acre but appears to be human caused. (credit: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue )

Cutline info: Lake Dillon firefighters, assisted by firefighters from Copper Mountain Fire and Red, White & Blue Fire of Breckenridge extinguish a small wildfire in Keystone on Sunday afternoon. The blaze was limited to two-tenths of an acre but appears to be human caused. (credit: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue )

The blaze was contained to about two-tenths of an acre. No buildings were threatened.

Investigators believe the fire was human caused.

“Even though we’ve had an uncharacteristically wet, green summer and our wildfire danger has remained at low, we want everyone to remember to practice fire safety,” Lake Dillon Fire Chief Jeff Berino said in a statement. “That means fully extinguishing any campfire by dousing it, stirring the ashes, and dousing it some more until it is literally cool to the touch.”

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