March 18, 2020
UPDATE – 16:15 hours
Carbondale, Colo. – The Mile 17 Wildland fire is contained. All evacuation orders have been lifted.
Firefighters will be on scene mopping up the fire for another hour. It will be patrolled at night to watch for flare ups.
Incident Commander Garrett Kennedy said, “This fire was a bit spooky as it was pushed by high winds toward a number of homes. We really appreciate our neighboring fire crews for responding so quickly to keep this fire relatively small.”
The fire is being investigated by Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, but it is not believed to be suspicious. No loss amount has been determined at this time, and there was no damage to structures. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.
Firefighters from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Roaring Fork Fire Rescue, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Aspen Fire Protection District, Upper Colorado River (UCR) Fire, and Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control are on scene.
Carbondale, Colo. – At approximately 1:40 p.m. on March 18, 2020, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District was paged to Old Highway 82, near Flying Fish Road report of a wildland fire.
Upon arrival firefighters found a fire rapidly moving through grass, oak brush and scrub brush.
The fire is approximately 2 acres in size and 0% contained. Three homes are threatened at this time.
Firefighters from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Roaring Fork Fire Rescue, Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control are on scene.
Information will be released as it becomes available.