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Evacuations lifted after brush fire in Glenwood Springs

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department said 20-foot flames have been reported
Credit: Glenwood Springs Fire Department

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo — The Glenwood Springs Fire Department (GSFD) was battling a brush fire Sunday evening in the Three Mile area.

Evacuation orders were in place for Three Mile, GSFD said, but have since been lifted. The trailer park was not included in the evacuation order, GSFD said. 

The fire department said 20-foot flames were reported in a heavy oak area with high spread potential and a structure was fully engulfed in flames. Mutual Aid was ordered as well as air support, but at 9 p.m. the Garfield County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) said that fire command was able to control the fire without air support, and lifted the evacuation order.

At 9:20 p.m. GSFD said crews were working to contain the fire from further spread and were completing final extinguishing efforts on the structure fire.

The road is still closed above the 1.2-mile mark and Mountain Springs residents are advised to continue sheltering in place, GCSO said.

Credit: Glenwood Springs Fire Department

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