Colorado River Fire Rescue
5.19.22, 12:45 p.m. – At least 24 storage units have been damaged or destroyed in a fire in Rifle.
The fire occurred at Alpine Storage at 113 Aspen Rd., just west of Cottonwood Mobile Home Park at 8:44 a.m.
Crews witnessed black smoke and large flames upon their arrival and began a defensive attack on the blaze. Mutual aid was called in from Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Grand Valley Fire Protection District. Rifle Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office – Colorado, Xcel Energy, Covenant Towing and Transport also assisted with the call.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. There was one injury reported.
5.19.22, 9:49 a.m. – Working a structure fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle. Highway 6 is closed between Mile Pond Road and Peterson Lane.