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Blaze buring in forest south of Hot Sulphur Springs

Smoke rises from the Sylvan Fire on Tuesday evening.  U.S. Forest Service fire crews are working the fire, located approximately eight miles south of Hot Sulphur Springs.  Byers Peak is seen in the background.  Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

Smoke rises from the Sylvan Fire on Tuesday evening. U.S. Forest Service fire crews are working the fire, located approximately eight miles south of Hot Sulphur Springs. Byers Peak is seen in the background. Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

A half dozen Grand County-based U.S. Forest Service firefighters and a helicopter are battling a 1-acre wildfire about eight miles south of Hot Sulphur Springs.

The helicopter, based out of Fort Collins, is dumping water from the Williams Fork River on the blaze, said Forest Service public affairs specialist Reid Armstrong. The fire is burning sporadically in an area with a high proportion of dead timber, she added.

The fire was first reported at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. The cause has not yet been determined.

It is being referred to as the Sylvan Fire because of its proximity to Sylvan Reservoir, near the junction of the Muddy Creek and Timber Creek roads. The area is east of County Road 34, which leaves County Road 3 near Williams Fork Reservoir.

– This story will be updated.

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