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.READ MORE: Debris, Rising Water Rush Along Black Creek As Flash Flood Warnings Plague Glen Haven, Cameron Peak Fire Burn Area
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Red Cross has opened an evacuation center in #RifleColorado to assist residents who have been evacuated because of the fire near the Rifle Fish Hatchery.
The evacuation center is located at Rifle High School, 1350 Prefontaine Ave, Rifle, CO 81650. pic.twitter.com/byTk3S473DREAD MORE: CDOT Says Drivers Should Pack A Few Extra Things While Traveling This Summer
— cowyredcross (@COWYRedCross) August 17, 2020
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.