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Abandoned Campfire Blamed For 'Snowblaze Fire' In Winter Park

WINTER PARK, Colo. (CBS4) - Firefighters blame an abandoned campfire for sparking a wildfire in Winter Park. The Snowblaze Fire started downtown at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Snowblaze Fire 1 (Grand County)
Snowblaze Fire (credit: Grand County)

Crews contained it withing three hours. The fire did not damage buildings.

Snowblaze Fire 2 (Grand County)
Snowblaze Fire (credit: Grand County)

Investigators say this is a good reminder to make sure your fires are extinguished and cool to the touch before leaving.

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- Visit CBSDenver.com's Colorado Wildfire section.

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- See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile), the deadliest (Storm King) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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