Ward Gulch Fire UPDATE

By: Ian Margol Email
By: Ian Margol Email

Rifle, Colo. (KKCO) --- As of 6:15 p.m., officials announced that the fire is 485 acres in size and that they have approximately 60% containment.

There is a partial lifting of the evacuations. Residents are allowed to return to their homes but must be aware that they may have to leave again if fire conditions demand it.

Highway 325 remains closed to non-residential traffic at mile marker 7.

Rifle Falls Park and Rifle Mountain Park remain closed. Rifle Gap is open but the reservoir is closed to boating until helicopters are done using it to fill their buckets.

Crew's efforts are still focused on the northeastern front of the fire.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
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 © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 211763181 - nbc11news.com/a?a=211763181
Gray Television, Inc.