A small wildland fire is burning about 10 miles south of Rifle.
The Middle Mamm Creek Fire is smoldering on 1/10 of an acre. It was started by natural causes and is not threatening property. Firefighters will keep watch on the fire and use it to reduce dry brush, and improve forest health and wildlife habitat.
Rifle District Ranger Sarah Hankens said in a press release that, due to this year’s moderate weather and fuel conditions, firefighters see this fire as having a natural role on the landscape.
At times, smoke may be visible south of I-70 near Rifle.