New fire at Rifle Fish Hatchery has necessitated evacuation of residents in the immediate area of Rifle Falls.

Update: 8.17.20, 11:30 a.m. – Colorado River Fire Rescue: With strong work and assistance from multiple partner agencies, the fire is controlled and in mop up. Further updates will be available later this morning. Thank you to all who assisted. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office reported that all evacuations for the fire at the Rifle Fish Hatchery have been lifted as well as road closures on Highway 325.

Update: 8.17.20 at 7:18 am – The Fairgrounds took in ten horses last night. As of 2:00 am this morning, we were notified that cattle, pigs and additional horses expected had turned back to their homes and the Fairgrounds staff locked up for the night. At this time we do not need any donations for the animals. We are grateful for the assistance and teamwork of Rifle Police Department and City of Rifle personnel.

UPDATE: 8.17.20 at 12:07 a.m – Evacuation lifted from Rifle Falls to County Road 226. Maintaining evacuation above Rifle Falls at this time.

UPDATES: Update as of 8:55 pm, evacuation site will be Rifle High School.
Update as of 8:33 pm, evacuation extended from hatchery to County Road 226 – (Harvey Gap cut off).

Updates will be posted at Garfield County Sheriff’s Office facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/GarcoSheriff/posts/?ref=page_internal, Colorado River Fire Rescue facebook https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoRiverFireRescue/ and here as they become available.

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Un nuevo incendio en el criadero de peces Rifle ha requerido la evacuación de los residentes en el área inmediata de Rifle Falls.

Actualización: 8.17.20 a las 7:18 am – El recinto ferial acogió diez caballos anoche. A las 2:00 am de esta mañana, se nos notificó que el ganado, los cerdos y los caballos adicionales que se esperaban habían regresado a sus hogares y el personal del recinto ferial encerrado por la noche. En este momento no necesitamos ninguna donación para los animales. Estamos agradecidos por la asistencia y el trabajo en equipo del personal del Departamento de Policía de Rifle y de la Ciudad de Rifle.

ACTUALIZACIÓN: 8.17.20 a las 12:07 a.m – Evacuación levantada de Rifle Falls a County Road 226. Manteniendo la evacuación sobre Rifle Falls en este momento.

Actualización: Actualización a las 8:55 pm, el sitio de evacuación será Rifle High School.

Actualización a las 8:33 pm, la evacuación se extendió desde el criadero hasta County Road 226 – (Harvey Gap interrumpido).

Las actualizaciones se publicarán en Facebook de la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Garfield: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GarcoSheriff/posts/?ref=page_internal, Facebook del Rescate de Bomberos del Río Colorado https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoRiverFireRescue/ y aquí cuando estén disponibles.

New fire at Rifle Fish Hatchery has necessitated evacuation of residents in the immediate area of Rifle Falls.