Ward Gulch Fire http://aspenpublicradio.org en Evacuees Allowed to Return to Homes in Ward Gulch Fire http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/evacuees-allowed-return-homes-ward-gulch-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents who were evacuated near Rifle for a wildfire, </span><a href="http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3426/" style="line-height: 1.5;">were allowed to return to their homes yesterday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Ward Gulch Fire north of town has burned about 480 acres and forced the closure of the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery, which is managed by the state. The public is not allowed into Rifle Falls State Park. Helicopters have been dipping into the nearby Rifle Gap reservoir to fight the flames.</span></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:07:52 +0000 Marci Krivonen 3090 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Evacuees Allowed to Return to Homes in Ward Gulch Fire