Rifle Wildfire Contained

Crews are mopping up an 830-acre wildfire near Rifle today.

The fire was declared fully contained yesterday.

Fire spokesman David Boyd says smoke is likely to be visible from the area for several weeks.

The fire burned a house and three outbuildings after it was reported Thursday.

About 50 homes were evacuated at one point, but all evacuations have been lifted.

The fire is believed to have been human-caused, but it is not yet known whether it was accidental or set on purpose.


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