CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters fully contained the Red Elephant Fire in Clear Creek County on Saturday. The small wildfire ignited along Interstate 70 on Thursday.

Investigators say someone set the fire accidentally.

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

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Crews will stay at the scene to watch for hotspots.

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