Brush Creek Fire burns 300 acres near Rifle Gap

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- A new, fast-moving fire has sparked near Rifle Gap, close to where the Ward Gulch Fire burned just one week ago.

Officials have deemed this the Brush Creek Fire, and it has burned about 300 acres, according to InciWeb.org.

Officials believe this blaze is a holdover fire from a lightning storm earlier this week.

No structures are threatened, and a Type III Incident team sent to battle the blaze includes two 20-person hand crews, two helicopters and four engines.

According to the Colorado River Fire Rescue Facebook page, the flames are to the northwest of Rifle Gap near Horse Mountain. That's about 12 miles north of Rifle on Bureau of Land Management land.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

View Colorado wildfires in a larger map


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 212482771 - nbc11news.com/a?a=212482771
Gray Television, Inc.