Granite Gulch fire burns in mountains east of Estes Park

A light helicopter works on the Granite Gulch Fire in Larimer County, Colo.

A light helicopter works on the Granite Gulch Fire in Larimer County, Colo.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A small wildfire was burning Friday night on U.S. Forest Service land several miles east of Estes Park.

The location is also north of Highway 34 in a remote area.

There was plenty of smoke visible from the 2-acre Granite Gulch fire.

A light helicopter was making bucket water drops and 22 firefighters from five agencies were working on the fire on the ground.

It was burning in heavy timber and no structures were threatened.