GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Evacuations have been lifted for a wildfire that broke out Wednesday afternoon near the Glenwood Springs Airport and briefly threatened at least 20 homes. The Sunrise Court Fire initially put up a large amount of smoke near the Four Mile Ranch neighborhood in the southern end of the city.

The Sunrise Court Fire burned close to homes in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday. (credit: Glenwood Springs Fire)

A helicopter was brought in to battle the 15 to 20 acre fire.

(credit: Glenwood Springs Fire)

Firefighters from Glenwood Springs and Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene.

(credit: Glenwood Springs Fire)

Battalion Chief Doug Gerrald said firefighters “worked hard to prevent any injuries or loss of property.”

“Keeping the public safe and protecting homes is our number one priority. The residents … evacuated quickly, allowing firefighters to access the fire sooner, he said.

There was no immediate explanation for how it started.

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