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Evacuations For Red Canyon Fire Lifted, Fire Under Control

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - 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.

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Red Canyon Fire (credit: Carbondale)

The Red Canyon Fire, previously called the Fisher Creek Fire, is "rapidly moving through the area," says the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District. Officials now say the fire is controlled, and the fire is fully contained.

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Red Canyon Fire (credit: Carbondale)

Officials said the fire is 200 acres, but at around 6:45 p.m., they say the fire is actually around 40 acres.

It is not clear if any homes or structures are damaged, but some were threatened at some point. Upper County Road 115 is closed.

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Red Canyon Fire (credit: Carbondale)

Several aircraft flew in to attack the fire including Type 1 and Type 2 helicopters and several single engine airtankers.

The Grizzly Creek Fire is burning six miles 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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