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Firefighters gain control of wildland fire off of Highway 115

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Posted at 6:37 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 09:56:03-04

Wildland Fire

FREMONT COUNTY – Penrose firefighters responded to the scene of a small fire burning west of Highway 115 early Monday morning.

Firefighters tell News5 the fire burned two trees and was started by a lightning strike. They say it’s almost out, and they have gained control of the situation.

The fire burned on a ridge west of milemarker 23 on Highway 115. That’s located about 8 miles north Penrose.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Penrose firefighters responded to the scene.