Brush Creek Fire - 97 Percent Contained


Final Brush Creek Fire Containment: 97 percent

RIFLE, Colo. – Firefighters brought the 400-acre Brush Creek Fire to its final 97 percent containment today.

Containment line will not be built on the remaining 3 percent of the fire perimeter because of the extremely steep slope, but a module of eight firefighters will continue to monitor and work the fire as long as needed. The fire has not grown in several days despite strong winds, and firefighters do not expect it to grow further.

Today about 60 firefighters, three helicopters and three engines worked the fire, which is about 10 miles north of Rifle, Colo.

Rifle Gap Reservoir is now fully open to boating.