Afternoon thunderstorm ignites three small brush fires near Eagle

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — A thunderstorm that rumbled through western Eagle County on Thursday afternoon ignited three single-tree brush fires according to Tom Wagenlander of the Greater Eagle Fire Department.“These all happened within a 15-minute time period,” said Wagonlander. “They were all small, quickly contained fires.”The most visible of the three fires was located just above Ringneck in The Terrace subdivision in Eagle. Eagle fire crews were called to the scene around 2 p.m. and extinguished the fire, containing it to a single, burning tree.The second fire, which also involved a single tree, was sighted above the Eagle Baptist Church on U.S. …

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