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No evacuations anticipated for Eby Creek Fire

Contact: Bill Kaufman, 970-328-8518

June 29, 2012 - 11:45 p.m. - No evacuations are anticipated for the Eby Creek Fire tonight. A pre-evacuation notice was sent to 75 homes east of Eby Creek Road and in the Castle Peak Ranch area.

The fire was reported at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday and has burned eight acres. Lightning has been determined to be the cause. The fire is 10 percent contained and is not growing. Crews will monitor fire activity throughout the night.

Assisting agencies include Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Eagle River Fire Protection District, U.S. Forest Service, Vail Fire Department, Colorado Department of Emergency Management, Eagle County Sheriff's Office and Eagle County Emergency Management.