New Wildland Fire Forcing Evacuations South Of Glenwood Springs

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UPDATE– Residents near Spring Valley, south of Glenwood Springs and north of Carbondale, were told evacuated for a new wildfire Wednesday evening. By 8 p.m. those evacuations were lifted.

The Red Canyon Fire, previously called the Fisher Creek Fire, was rapidly moving through the area, but officials now say the fire is controlled, and the fire is fully contained.

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents near Spring Valley, south of Glenwood Springs and north of Carbondale, are being evacuated for a new wildfire. The Red Canyon Fire, previously called the Fisher Creek Fire, is “rapidly moving through the area,” says the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District.

Officials first said the fire was about 20 acres, but updated to say the fire is actually 200 acres. Residents in the High Aspen, Coulter Ranch and Homesteads Estates are being evacuated to the Roaring Fork High School.

Carbondale officials tell CBS4 those homes were already under evacuation orders because of the nearby Grizzly Creek Fire. It is not clear if any homes or structures are damaged.

Upper County Road 115 is closed.

Further details about the fire have not been released.

The Grizzly Creek Fire is burning north of this area. It’s charred more than 28,000 acres. Part of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is closed.

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