Rube Creek Fire burns in Wolcott, Eagle County

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Fire crews are fighting a new fire in Wolcott, called the Rube Creek Fire. Greater Eagle Fire, Eagle River Fire, BLM, And Vail Fire crews are fighting the flames, mostly with aerial attacks due to terrain. Ariel help includes two air tanker, and two helicopters.

The fire is located south of Horse Mountain Ranch and North of Interstate 70. Horse Mountain Ranch is on pre-evacuation notice.

Crews initially responded at about 1:00 pm Thursday. As of Thursday night, the fire is about nine acres.

On Friday, at least 30 firefighters continue to battle the blaze. A fire official says crews are working to get the fire contained by Friday.

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