Wildfire put down in midvalley between El Jebel and Carbondale; multiple crews responded

Homeowner Susan Nicholson uses a garden hose Wednesday afternoon to wet down her back deck as well as grass and brush around it Wednesday as a wild land fire spreads on adjoining BLM land near El Jebel.
Scott Condon/The Aspen Times

A wildfire has been quashed after burning Wednesday afternoon in the Roaring Fork Valley between Carbondale and El Jebel near Flying Fish Road. Numerous fire and law officials were at the incident.

As of 4:15 p.m. Wednesday the fire had been contained, and all evacuation orders were lifted, according to a press release from the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District.

“This fire was a bit spooky as it was pushed by high winds toward a number of homes.,” Incident Commander Garrett Kennedy said in the release. “We really appreciate our neighboring fire crews for responding so quickly to keep this fire relatively small.”

Firefighters were to be on scene mopping up the fire into the early evening, and were to remain on scene overnight to watch for flare ups.

The fire is being investigated by CRFPD, but it is not believed to be suspicious, according to the release. “No loss amount has been determined at this time, and there was no damage to structures. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.”

The fire burned near Flying Fish Road, which is between El Jebel and Catherine Store.

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