By Jesse Sarles

RIFLE, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire that burned near homes north of Rifle forced evacuations for a short time. It was declared under control early on Monday.

Residents who live near Rifle Falls State Park were evacuated on Sunday night. An evacuation center was set up at Rifle High School on 1350 Prefontaine Avenue and the American Red Cross was ready to assist evacuees.

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The burn area is along Highway 325 south of the Rifle fish hatchery. The Garfield County Sheriff initially ordered an evacuation along County Road 226 but that was later lifted. Then later they lifted all the evacuations and declared the fire to be under control.

Jesse Sarles