From the KMTS News Room:

    • News, June 17th FIREFIGHTERS MAKE PROGRESS ON WARD GULCH FIRE Rifle—Firefighting crews expect to have the Ward Gulch wildfire north of Rifle 80 percent contained by tonight. The fire, which was ignited by lightning last Friday, has burned 482 acres and forced the evacuation of 25 people from 12 homes. Those residents have been allowed to return to ...
    • Evacuation Order Lifted Along Highway 325 Ward Gulch Fire Managers have lifted the evacuation order for residents who live along State Highway 325.  The road is still closed to non-residents and the evacuation order may be reinstated if the fire changes direction. The fire grew to 485 acres today and is currently 65% contained. Rifle Falls State Park and Rifle Mountain Park remain ...
    • Expect Lots of Fire Aircraft in the Air Again Today The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit says you can expect a lot of air activity again today as firefighters continue to battle the Ward Gulch Fire as well as fires in Moab and Craig. Ward Gulch commanders say they are optimistic about their progress over the last day.
    • June 16 Ward Gulch Fire Update Due to more accurate mapping of the fire area, officials have now adjusted the total area burned by the Ward Gulch Fire up to 682 acres.  The size of the fire has not changed significantly, just the mapping method, making the size estimate more accurate.  They say the fire remains 15% contained, but it has not crossed ...
    • Anvil Points Fire Around 3:00 this afternoon, a new fire was discovered, now called the Anvil Points fire.  Officials with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit say it’s about an acre in size.  Many of the same aircraft working on the Ward Gulch Fire are dropping water and retardant on this fire.  They are said to be making ...
    • Ward Gulch Update from Incident Commander Ward Gulch Fire Incident Commander, Jeff Berino, gave the following update to reporters earlier today.  Stay tuned for additional information. (We apologize for the intermittent interference.)
    • Ward Gulch Fire: Update The Ward Gulch Fire grew to 300 acres overnight, with evacuation orders still in place along State Highway 325 north of Grass Valley Road (Garfield County Road 226).  The Rifle Fish Hatchery and Rifle Mountain Park are also evacuated at this time.  The Red Cross has a shelter for displaced residents at the Garfield County ...
    • Ward Gulch Fire Evacuations An evacuation order has been given for anyone between the Colorado State Fish Hatchery and Triangle Park.  The evacuation center is the Garfield County Fairgrounds at 1001 Railroad Avenue.
    • Ward Gulch Fire Just as one wildfire near Rifle was close to containment, another started this afternoon. Lee Ann Loupe with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCRI) says a new fire, called the Ward Gulch Fire, was discovered around 2:00 this afternoon burning on BLM land about three miles north of Rifle Gap State Park.  Strong winds quickly ...
    • News, June 14th WILDFIRES IN GARFIELD COUNTY Rifle—Wildfire season has begun in Garfield County. Last night just before 8 o’clock, lightning ignited hit a tree and sparked a small fire on BLM land in the Beaver Creek area about 7 miles southwest of Rifle. Authorities with Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit report that no structures ...

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