Lee Rickard with the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Center, who was assisting, said the area is being mapped and the fire seems to be 100 percent contained but he could not verify that figure.
The RFPD, Grand Valley Fire Protection District, along with Burning Mountain Fire Protection District and the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Center
jumped on the fire quickly, and managed to get a head start on containing the blaze according to Rickard
Grand Valley Fire Protection District was dispatched to the area between county roads 320 and 309, just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, where a wildfire was burning 20 feet from a structure near Rulison.
Heavy winds and dry fuels on the steep hillsides complicated initial attack of the fire.Due to the fast moving fire, crews started back burns to help slow the fire Tuesday evening, according to reports.
Several structures and gas wells were threatened but no damages was sustained."We hit it hard last night," Rickard
said."I would say that was the key." Rickard
credited the Idaho City Hot Shots Fire crews, that were helping in the final stages of the New Castle Fire on Tuesday, for assisting with getting hold of the blaze.