Firefighters contain Rulison blaze on Sunday |

Firefighters contain Rulison blaze on Sunday

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RULISON The 301 Fire on Holmes Mesa in Rulison was 100 percent contained Sunday.Total control of the entire fire is not expected until Wednesday evening. Crews were again pulled from the fire lines for about an hour Sunday as dry thunderstorms moved into the area producing erratic winds up to 42 mph with some lightning, according to a press release from the Rifle Fire Protection District. No rainfall was recorded in the area. Fire crews completed their objective of a 100-foot cold trail around this 180-acre fire. Nevertheless, hot spots and smoking debris may occasionally be seen within the burned area’s interior. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Rifle Fire Protection District will have patrols in the area. There have been no injuries on this fire.

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