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Colorado: Highway 13 Fire near Rifle at 500 acres

Multiple aircraft aim to keep flames west of Grand Hogback

The Highway 13 Fire is burning north of Rifle, Colorado.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Highway 13 Fire, burning near Rifle, in western Colorado, has grown to 500 acres, but firefighters have been able to check the spread of the blaze despite winds gusting up to 25 mph.

According to Inciweb, there are structures in the general vicinity of the fire, but no evacuations have been ordered and Highway 13 remains open. The fire is about nine miles from Rifle Gap Reservoir, burning on the west side of the Grand Hogback in piñon-juniper woodlands and mixed conifer stands. Continue reading

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