Ward Gulch Fire Expected to be Fully Contained Today

Close to 100 firefighters will continue to fight the Ward Gulch Fire north of Rifle Gap State Park today, as preparations are being made to transfer management of the fire from a Type-3 Incident Management Team back to local fire managers.  The size of the fire will likely remain 485 acres.

Evacuation Orders and park closures were lifted earlier this week.  No structures were burned and no injuries occurred as a result of the fire.