Glenwood fire grows to 350 acres
About 100 people are now fighting a wildfire near Glenwood Springs that has grown to about 350 acres and is threatening 15 to 20 homes.
A federal incident management team has assumed command of the Red Canyon Fire and additional resources have been ordered, including three hand crews, a helicopter, a heavy air tanker and two single-engine air tankers.
“Twenty fire engines have been ordered to relieve local forces so they can return to station for initial attack in their districts,” according to a report at http://www.inciweb.org.
Evacuations in the rural Lookout Mountain area southeast of Glenwood Springs were ordered Tuesday after the fire made a run covering 35 or 40 acres that afternoon. Night patrol for structure protection occurred last night, authorities said.
The fire is about 10 percent contained.
Officials continue to suspect lightning as the fire’s cause but an investigation continues. It began early Monday afternoon.
The fire is burning about three miles south/southeast of Glenwood Springs up Red Canyon Road (Garfield County Road 115), which is closed between Highway 82 and Kindall Road (County Road 119).