Brush Creek Fire Estimated at 405 Acres
GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. - Just a few miles away from the Ward Gulch Fire, a separate fire sparked up on Thursday. Upper Colorado Region Interagency staff continue to work the growing Brush Creek Fire. No structures were threatened as of Saturday evening. According to the Colorado Bureau of Land Management, the Brush Creek Fire is located 10 miles north of Rifle. Colorado River Fire Rescue authorities say it has been estimated at 405 acres and 30 percent containment. About 200 personnel with nine fire engines, four air tankers and three helicopters are working the scene. As of Saturday evening, no structures were threatened. Rifle Gap remains partially closed to boating to allow for water pickups from the reservoir.