Firefighters extinguish grass fire on U.S. 6 north of Evergreen

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By Sal Christ

Firefighters and emergency personnel from at least four agencies have extinguished a small grass fire that shut down U.S. 6 between U.S. 40 and Highway 119 between tunnels No. 5 and No. 6 north of Evergreen.

According to Colorado State Patrol, the fire was first reported around 4:51 p.m. Sunday and was on the north side of U.S. 6. CSP, as well as the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office, Clear Creek Fire Authority, Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Colorado Department of Transportation responded. 

As of 6 p.m., the size and cause of the fire were not known.

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