Brush Creek Fire - 10 Miles North of Rifle



June 21, 2013

Contact: Christopher Joyner, Fire Information at 970 210-2126

Fire activity in Upper Colorado River region

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Crews from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit are now responding to two fires in the eastern part of the region.

Crews began fighting the Brush Creek Fire late yesterday approximately 10 miles north of Rifle. The fire burning on BLM managed land is approximately 300 acres with no structures threatened. A Hot Shot Crew, a Crew from Columbia River, Four Engines, and two helicopters are working on the fire now. Two Type 2a crews are en route to the fire and air tankers have been ordered. Fire fighters are working to establish some containment on the fire.

Crews continue to work on the Derby Creek fire burning on Forest Service land approximately nine miles northwest of Burns. The fire remains less than three acres but spotting ahead of the fire continues to be a problem. There is one engine and a local crew still working on the fire.

For more information regarding the Brush Creek Fire, please call the Fire Information Officer assigned to the fire at (970) 274-0498