Carbondale, CO – A report of a wildfire sent crews from Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District to the Spring Valley area this afternoon.
A three-acre fire was found burning in the pinion & juniper near Crystal Light subdivision. The fire spread and a pre-evacuation alert was sent to residents in that area. The wind driven fire spread, consuming approximately 150 acres by 7:30 p.m.
No structures have been lost and no injuries are reported. A Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) dropped two loads of slurry on the fire before dark.
The fire is 0% contained as of 7:30 p.m. Glenwood Springs Fire Department will have crews patrolling the area overnight. Smoke from the fire is visible from Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.
County Road 115 is currently closed at Highway 82 and also at the intersection of County Road 115 & 119.
Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Rifle Interagency, Garfield County Sheriff’s Department and Garfield County Road and Bridge also responded to this fire.
Updates on the fire can be found on Facebook at Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Twitter @Carbondalefire or by searching #redcanyonfire as they become available.
For more information regarding this incident, please contact Garfield County Community Relations Deputy Walt Stowe at 970-309-9697 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach at 970-963-2491 or email@example.com.