August 19, 2022

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Eagle County fire came within yards of neighborhoods

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GYPSUM, Colo. (KDVR) — Time was ticking when the Duck Pond Fire started near Gypsum Saturday. The battle was on to stop the fire from being fanned by strong winds.

The goal was to save homes like the one belonging to the Bill Licking family.

“We were literally loading up as much as we could grab in an armful and just run out of the house. And it was just hectic,” Licking said.

Although the fire was small in the beginning, firefighters were called from several departments to help.

“A lot of the energy on the firefighting side was making sure we were putting protections of life, safety and property above all else,” Eagle County Office of Emergency Management Director Birch Barron said.

That call for…

Vicente Arenas

2022-04-18 18:12:08

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