SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Investigators say a failed insulator on a power pole caused the Tenderfoot 2 Fire in Summit County.

The fire started near Dillon about noon on Monday.

tenderfoot fire 2 Tenderfoot 2 Fire Started From Power Pole Insulator Failure

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Firefighters quickly tackled the fire by air and ground.

The fire’s size was estimated at 25 acres with 50 percent containment on Wednesday afternoon. As of this posting there were no evacuation orders in place, but the Corinthian Hills and Oro Grande neighborhoods are being watched carefully.

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