After overnight fight, Basin Fire near Agate in Elbert County extinguished, officials say

Posted at 6:22 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 14:15:11-04

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. -- After fighting the fire overnight, the Basin Fire in Elbert County has been extinguished.

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, "After 9 hours of work, firefighters, deputies and support staff headed home. I'm amazed and proud of what the team accomplished. The blaze was extinguished, crews will work on hot spots throughout the day."

The fire started Monday evening as multiple brush fires on County Road 162 in Agate.

Several fire agencies including Agate, Elbert, Simla, Limon, Rattle Snake, Elizabeth, Deer Trail, North Central, Bennett and Byers fought the fire, officials said.

While initial reports said the fire burned 2,000 acres, the Elbert County Sheriff's Office later changed that report to say 575 acres.


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