Black smoke due to vehicle fire, officials say |

Black smoke due to vehicle fire, officials say

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE ” A large plume of black smoke rose into the sky west of Rifle shortly after noon today, apparently the result of a vehicle fire, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.

Spokeswoman Holly Hopple said no injuries have been reported and no structures were threatened. The vehicle fire was believed to have started north of the Garfield County landfill and Interstate 70, near the Anvil Points area.

Crews from the Rifle Fire Protection District responded, along with sheriff’s deputies, Hopple said, and the Grand Valley Fire Protection District was put on standby to possibly respond if needed.

Further details were expected to be available later, Hopple said.

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