CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Fire crews hope to have a small wildfire burning along Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County fully contained by Friday evening. The Red Elephant Fire has burned about 10 acres since it started on Thursday.

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The wildfire is burning between Idaho Springs and the Empire exits on private land.

Investigators say the fire was accidentally started by a person.

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Salvation Army volunteers delivered dinner to the firefighters who have been battling that blaze. The organization fed more than 80 first responders.

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