Red Canyon Fire

(July 19, 2015 4:00 PM)  The Red Canyon Fire has been fully contained.  Mop up is expected to continue for the next several days, but for now, suppression of the area’s only active wildfire seems well in hand.

(July 18, 2015 7:00 AM) With cooler temperatures expected today, officials hope to build a fire line around the fire and begin mop up operations.  An additional helicopter will be assigned to the fire along with 32 firefighters on the ground, including the Juniper Valley Crew from the Colorado Department of Corrections.  Updated size of this fire is 7 acres.

(July 17, 2015 6:25 PM) Fire now 7 acres in size.  Local resources will leave for the night in case they are needed tomorrow.  Federal resources will monitor through the night.  The helicopter will continue to drop water as long as possible.

(July 17, 2015 5:15 PM) Firefighters are battling a wildland fire approximately 5 acres in size in the Red Canyon area south of Glenwood.  Currently one type 2 helicopter is dropping water on the fire and around 20 firefighters are on the scene.  No structures are threatened at this time and Garfield County Sheriff’s Spokesman Walt Stowe says the fire is currently burning toward an area that burned in 2013.

Photos courtesy the Garfield County Sheriff's Office Photos courtesy the Garfield County Sheriff's Office

This article will be updated when possible.