Silver Creek Fire Fact Sheet

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photo by Michael Tatina
photo by Michael Tatina

What’s New: Yesterday’s warmer, drier weather resulted in more active fire behavior, with the torching of hot spots and a small, but noticeable smoke column within the fire’s southern perimeter. Heavy equipment crews are nearing completion of hazard tree removal along Forest Service Roads 100, 101, and 101.1a. Work continues on water bars, light
road maintenance, chipping, and hauling of logs that are salvageable. Crews continue to mop up hot spots, and a Type 3 helicopter remains available as needed. Today’s weather is expected to be cooler, with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Fire Statistics:
Fire Size Today: 4,772 acres
Containment: 57%
Cause: Natural/Lightning
Start Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Strategy: Full suppression
Location: 16 miles northwest of Kremmling, CO
Management: Type 3 Incident Management Team, Incident Commander Erick Stahlin
Assigned Personnel: 103

Closures and Public Safety: An emergency closure around the fire area remains in effect. hunters and recreating public are advised to review the closure at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5139680&width=full.

Forest officials and fire officials evaluate the closure order frequently for any needed revisions. Area residents and visitors are also reminded that County Roads 17 and 19 are closed to all but localtraffic.

There are no evacuations or pre-evacuation notices for private property at this time. However, residents are encouraged to register for CodeRED, Grand County’s emergency notification system to continue to receive vital information. To receive notifications through CodeRED, please visit the website https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/enUS/8353F1C0B3BC.

Fire Restrictions: Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for Routt National Forest System lands. Detailed information is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd585138.pdf.

For More Information:
InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Fire & Hunter Information Phone Line: (970) 638-4516; Monday – Friday; 8:00 – 5:00 (Closed Labor Day)

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