Evacuations lifted at wildfire south of Glenwood Springs

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo, — A wildfire forced the evacuations of several homes in a subdivision near Glenwood Springs Friday night. Those people were allowed to return to their homes late Friday.

The Aspen Way Fire is burning at the southern end of the Oak Meadows subdivision south of Glenwood Springs along Four Mile Creek. It was first reported around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said the fire was about 40 acres in size.

100 firefighters are working on the fire.

Crews from several agencies responded Friday evening and a large air attack took place that included a type 1 helicopter, four single-engine air tankers and one large air tanker.

A Type 3 Incident Management Team was scheduled to take command of the fire Saturday afternoon.

No structures have been lost in the fire. However, authorities said flames came within a few hundred yards of some buildings. They said while no new evacuations are planned, people in the area should be prepared to leave quickly if conditions change.

Officials reminded people not to fly drones near the fire, as it would cause crews to stop air operations.

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