MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - As people were watching a fireworks show in Colorado a large wildfire started Friday night.
A brush fire started in Palisade, Colorado Friday night during the Peach Festival. A viewer caught the moment flames started to rise as the fireworks show continued.
The blaze was sparked just after 9 p.m. in Mesa County during the Palisade Peach Festival. The festival takes place on the Western Slope. The fire was 100 percent contained Saturday evening. One firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for a heat-related illness according to the East Orchard Mesa Fire Department.
At least one vehicle was damaged by the fire, but no homes were threatened. .
A Red Flag Warning had expired just before the fireworks show and a new one was issued on Saturday.
The exact cause of the fire has not been announced.
The festival went on as scheduled despite the fire.