Brush fire extinguished in Rifle | PostIndependent.com

Brush fire extinguished in Rifle

Colorado River Fire Rescue firefighters douse the smoldering ground where a fire burned 2.22 acres east of Whiteriver Avenue behind the Rifle Police Station Sunday evening.
Ryan Hoffman / Citizen Telegram |

RIFLE — Firefighters extinguished a brush fire that scorched 2.22 acres east of Whiteriver Avenue behind the Rifle Police Station Sunday evening.

Crews had the blaze out within an hour after receiving the call around 5:09 p.m., but the cause was still being investigated Sunday evening, said Leif Sackett, Colorado River Fire Rescue battalion chief.

Nobody was injured, and the fire did not damage any nearby structures or homes.

Less than two hours earlier, firefighters responded to a small brush fire out by the Rifle-Garfield County Regional Airport.

“It shows just how dry it is out here,” Sackett said of Sunday’s activity.


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