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

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.

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