Evacuation Order Lifted For Residents Near Rulison Wildfire

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

An evacuation order has been lifted as a wildfire in Garfield County nears containment.

The fire was sparked Thursday between Rifle and Rulison as a thunderstorm with lots of lightning moved through the area. A cause has not been determined, however firemen on scene believe lightning may have sparked the blaze.

One building has been destroyed, but no homes have been damaged.
238 acres have been scorched in the fire.

The fire is now 85 percent contained and crews are now mopping up.

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