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Grand County Emergency Management

81 West Agate Ave
PO Box 1457
Granby, CO 80446
Office: 970.887.2732
Fax: 970.887.1698

Ray Jennings
Director
Grand County OEM
rjennings@co.grand.co.us

Christian Hornbaker
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM
chornbaker@co.grand.co.us

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Pre-evacuation Lifted

As of 10am on October 3rd, 2018, the pre-evacuation for the Lake Agnes, Rabbit Ears Village and the ranches and homes along Highway 40 has been lifted. This decision was made due to the firefighting efforts over the last few days, an increase in moisture from rain, as well as a favorable outlook for rain in the near future.

The NIMO Type 1 team will have a community briefing tomorrow, October 4th at 7pm at the West Grand High School Auditorium. Anyone is welcome to attend and be briefed on the fire by the Incident Commander, the Operations Chief, the Incident Meteorologist (IMET), Sheriff Brett Schroetlin and possibly representatives from the Forest Service or BLM. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be streamed through the Facebook Live on the Grand County OEM Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GrandCountyOEM

Please be aware of the fire fighters in the area that are still working the fire. Grand County will continue to see activity by the NIMO team for the near future as mop up operations continue. They will continue to post updates on their Facebook page.

The area is still under a Stage 3 Fire Ban that is reviewed weekly. Please be aware of what is included. You can find this information at http://co.grand.co.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=418

Silver Creek Fire Update 10-3-18

0 Structures lost
0 Injuries
Fire size: 20,120 acres
Containment: 60%
Personnel: 290

The pre-evacuation for the Lake Agnes, Rabbit Ears Village and homes along Highway 40 has been lifted as of 10:00 on October 3rd, 2018. A community briefing will be held tomorrow, October 4th at 19:00 at the West Grand High School auditorium.

Yesterday’s weather helped to moderate fire behavior, and no growth or spot fires were observed. Hand crews finished line on the north portion of the fire. Structure protection equipment was staged in the area of Lake Agnes to be utilized if necessary. Crews have assessed repair work needed near Latigo Ranch, and work has begun. Today crews will continue with ground operations on the north perimeter of the fire to improve line currently in place and monitor fire behavior. Air support will be available. The Silver Creek Fire, located 16 miles northwest of Kremmling, Colorado was started by lightning on July 19, 2018. There are currently 290 personnel assigned to the Silver Creek Fire. The fire is currently 20,120 acres and 60 percent contained.

Fire Weather: Weather conditions will continue to limit fire activity with relative humidity remaining above 35% with southwest winds gusting to 26 mph. Isolated rain showers are possible with a chance of a wetting rainfall.

Closures and Public Safety: Area closures have expanded on National Forest System lands and the Bureau of Land Management has issued new closures surrounding the Ryan Fire. Closures around the Silver Creek Fire also remain in effect. The closures ensure the protection of public and fire personnel and remains in effect until rescinded. The updated closure orders and maps are available on the Ryan Fire at (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6210/), and Silver Creek Fire at (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/).

Silver Creek Fire Update 10-2-18

0 Structures lost
0 Injuries
Fire size: 20,048 acres
Containment: 60%
Personnel: 253

Due to the increase in fire activity on the north end of the fire, Lake Agnes, Rabbit Ears Village and homes along Highway 40 (north of CR 182) remain in pre-evacuation.

The Ryan and Silver Creek Fires have been managed by a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) since September 29, 2018. NIMOs are not time-limited and can provide long-term management of incidents, which provides consistency for local communities. The Ryan and Silver Creek Fires are currently the priority incidents in the Rocky Mountain Region and the NIMO team are sharing resources between the fires as appropriate.

The spot fires from Sunday burned primarily through lighter fuels like open aspen and sagebrush where retardant and hand crews can be used more safely and effectively. Yesterday’s cooler, wetter weather helped minimize fire behavior, giving crews a chance to work the fire’s edge. Aircraft were active early, laying down retardant loads along the north perimeter, and dropping water to slow the fire’s progress. A dozer constructed line around the northeast corner of the northern spot fire and is working its way west to tie in with the 100 Road.

Crews expect to be able to continue with the excellent progress made Monday to cool hot spots and work toward containment. Aircraft will be used to the extent needed, while ground crews will continue to construct containment line, patrol, and mop up spot fires. The Silver Creek Fire, located 16 miles northwest of Kremmling, Colorado was started by lightning on July 19, 2018. There are currently 253 personnel assigned to the Silver Creek Fire. The fire is currently 20,048 acres and 60 percent contained.
Fire Weather: Weather conditions will continue to limit fire activity with relative humidity remaining above 20%. Breezy southwest winds with gusts up to 25 mph and the possibility of isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Closures and Public Safety: Area closures have expanded on National Forest System lands and the Bureau of Land Management has issued new closures surrounding the Ryan Fire. Closures around the Silver Creek Fire also remain in effect. The closures ensure the protection of public and fire personnel and will remain in effect until rescinded. The updated closure orders and maps are available on the Ryan Fire InciWeb page (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6210/), and Silver Creek Fire InciWeb page (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/).

For More Information:
Silver Creek Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Silver Creek Fire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Info Line: (307) 314-9408
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Silver Creek Fire Update 10-1-18

0 Structures lost
0 Injuries
Fire size: 19,015 acres
Containment: 60%

Due to the increase in fire activity on the north end of the fire, Lake Agnes, Rabbit Ears Village and homes along Highway 40 (north of CR 182) are back in pre-evacuation.

High winds continued out of the southwest yesterday, sparking a spot fire just north of the Silver Creek Fire containment boundary, in an area of heavy beetle-killed timber. Aircraft were unable to fly due to wind. The spot quickly grew, running approximately one mile to the northeast. Crews have pre-positioned a dozer ahead of the front to begin constructing containment line west, to tie in with the 100 Road. Containment on the southern portion of the fire near Latigo Ranch and Old Park, held without notable smoke or heat.

There are currently 253 personnel, one Type 1, and one Type 3 helicopter assigned to the Silver Creek Fire. The fire is currently 19,015 acres and 60 percent contained.
Fire Weather: Weather conditions are expected to improve with relative humidity remaining above 20%. Breezy southwest winds with gusts up to 25 mph will remain in the afternoon with the possibility of isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Closures and Public Safety: Area closures are in place on National Forest System lands surrounding the Ryan Fire and the Silver Creek Fire to ensure the protection of the public and fire personnel and will remain in effect until rescinded. The complete closure orders and maps are available on the Ryan Fire InciWeb page (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6210/), and on the Silver Creek Fire InciWeb page (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/).

For More Information:
Ryan Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6210/
Silver Creek Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Ryan Fire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanFire2018
Silver Creek Fire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Info Line: (307) 314-9408

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-26-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 18,639 acres
Containment: 50%
Fire personnel: 625 (non local)

Firefighters on the Silver Creek Fire continue to fortify and deepen their containment lines along the northern, eastern and southern flanks. In many areas, the focus of work has shifted to mop-up, back hauling equipment and suppression repair.

The fire increased just 36 acres over the last day, bringing the current total size to 18,639 acres. Most of this increase is where the fire continues to slowly back deeper into the Sarvis Creek Wilderness on the western flank. Much of the lingering smoke in the area can also be attributed to the fire in the wilderness. Continuing warm dry weather will keep fire active in interior unburned pockets of the fire as well.

In many areas today, firefighters will continue to clean up from previous suppression activities by removing sprinklers and hoses. With the dry warm weather continuing through the next few days, firefighters will also continue to patrol and monitor these areas for hot spots.

Air resources are being diverted to other area fires with less containment although four helicopters remain assigned to the incident to assist with mop-up and hot spots.

On Friday, September 28 at 0700, management of the fire will shift from the Rocky Mountain Blue Team to a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) team.

Closures issued by USFS, BLM and Grand County remain in effect for the immediate fire area. The public is encouraged to visit the Silver Creek Fire’s InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/

The communities of Old Park, Lake Agnes, Gore Lakes, Rabbit Ears Village, Latigo Guest Ranch and Yost Ranch remain under pre-evacuation notice. NSFR 100 (Buffalo Park Road) and NSFR 101 continue to be closed to public traffic along with the section of NSFR 250 from NFSR 100 to the intersection of NSFR 102. Highway 40 and Highway 134 remain open. Travelers are advised to visit cotrip.org.

InciWeb page.
Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.go Incident Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810 Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-25-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 18,603 acres
Containment: 50%
Fire personnel: 658 (non local)

The Silver Creek Fire is now 18,603 acres with 50% containment. Containment lines held despite yesterday’s steady 20 mph winds, and sporadic rain showers assisted firefighters mopping up along miles of fire lines. Mopping up means to extinguish or remove burning material near containment lines.

Today’s weather forecast calls for a return to dry warm and breezy weather which should hang around for the rest of the week.

Currently 658 firefighters are now assigned to the fire. They are actively engaging the fire where it is safe to do so and implementing a full suppression strategy. Weakened trees are a concern for firefighters as they watch for deadly snags falling. Fire managers are also beginning to develop a strategy for suppression repair areas of the fire and along containment lines.

Crews worked the southeastern edge of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness in the Silver Creek drainage west of the 100 Road. Helicopter water drops assisted firefighters on the ground to help keep it in check.
Firefighters continue to mop up hot spots from the 100 Road west through the Green Creek Fire scar utilizing a hose lay prepared earlier in the week. It continues to back slowly into the wilderness. Firefighters are also starting to back-haul hose line no longer needed in mop up.

Firefighters continue to monitor, patrol and mop up in the Muddy Creek Drainage and west of the Albert Reservoir. Repair of the roads opened earlier by road graders will begin today. Berms created by the graders will be flattened. The fire continues to burn interior and clean itself up. Expect to see lingering smoke along the Hwy 40 corridor.

Firefighters worked hard to extinguish hot spots and secure fire line north of Latigo Ranch. Patrolling will continue to Latigo Ranch and along the 100 Road.

Pre-evacuation notices remain for Latigo Guest Ranch, Old Park, Gore Lakes, Yost Ranch, Rabbit Ears Village, Bear Mountain and the Lake Agnes area. Residents of Grand County are encouraged to enroll with the county’s alert system, so that if evacuations were to be necessary, emergency managers could quickly distribute that information. All closure areas and maps can be found on the Silver Creek Fire’s

InciWeb page.
Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.go Incident Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810 Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-24-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 18,603 acres
Containment: 50%
Fire personnel: 658 (non local)

The Silver Creek Fire is now 18,603 acres with 50% containment. The growth in acreage is due to the Saturday’s successful burn out operation.

That success was tested by Sunday’s “Red Flag” warning for high winds, low humidity and high temperatures. It passed the test, but the test continues.

Today’s weather forecast calls for sustained winds of 20-25 mph, the highest on the fire so far and dry warm weather is forecast for the rest of the week.

Currently 658 firefighters are now working the fire. They are actively engaging the fire where it is safe to do so and implementing a full suppression strategy. High winds are a concern for firefighters watching for deadly snags falling from weakened trees.

Crews worked the southeastern edge of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness in the Silver Creek drainage west of the 100 Road. Large helicopters were busy assisting firefighters on the ground with water drops to help keep it in check.

There was some spotting during the burn out operation, some caused by burning and downed aspen leaves, but firefighters successfully chased them down.

Firefighters continue to mop up hot spots from the 100 Road west through the Green Creek Fire scar utilizing a hose lay prepared earlier in the week. It continues to back slowly into the wilderness.

Firefighters also mopped up in the Muddy Creek Drainage and west of the Albert Reservoir. The fire continues to burn interior and clean itself up. Expect to see lingering smoke along the Hwy 40 corridor.

Firefighters worked hard to extinguish hot spots and secure fire line north of Latigo Ranch. Patrolling will continue to Latigo Ranch and along the 100 Road.

Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for Latigo Guest Ranch, Yost Ranch, Old Park / Gore Lakes, Rabbit Ears Village, Bear Mountain and the Lake Agnes areas. Residents of Grand County are encouraged to enroll with the county’s alert system, so that if evacuations were to be necessary, emergency managers could quickly distribute that information. An area closure has been implemented for the immediate fire area. All closure areas and maps can be found on the Silver Creek Fire’s InciWeb page.

Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.go Incident Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810 Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-21-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 13,360 acres
Containment: 35%
Fire personnel: 639 (non local)

If weather and fuel conditions align, firefighters may conduct burnout operations today along the north and eastern sides of the fire. Firefighters will ignite on the ground using drip torches and also by helicopter.

Burning out eliminates fuels including unburned trees, brush and grass. Using this strategy creates a barrier between an advancing fire and is used to secure firelines and increase perimeter containment.

Crews have completed installation of hose lays and equipment on the northern flank of the fire. Engines crews are spread out to hold the firelines as firefighters conduct the burnout.
The structure defense group has completed property assessments for the communities and structures near Old Park, Gore Lakes, Lake Agnes, Rabbit Ears Village, Latigo Ranch, and Yost Ranch. Today they will continue to patrol and monitor and support burnout operations.

Six helicopters remain assigned to the fire and continue to work hot spots with bucket drops.

For weather conditions today, temperatures will be in the upper 60’s. Humidity forecast is 14 percent. Expect high pressure to bring another round of cool conditions with light upslope westerly winds which may cause fire whirls and dust devils to be seen.

Closures issued by USFS, BLM and Grand County remain in effect for the immediate fire area. The public is encouraged to visit the Silver Creek Fire’s InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Evacuation notices are still in effect for the Latigo Ranch and Yost Ranch communities while Old Park, Lake Agnes and Rabbit Ears Village remain under pre-evacuation notice. NSFR 100 (Buffalo Park Road) and NSFR 101 continue to be closed to public traffic along with the section of NSFR 250 from NFSR 100 to the intersection of NSFR 102. Highway 40 and Highway 134 remain open. Travelers are advised to visit cotrip.org.

Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.go Incident Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810 Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-20-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 13,238 acres
Containment: 35%
Fire personnel: 620 (non local)

The Silver Creek Fire is at 13,238 acres burned and 35% containment as of today. Crews took advantage of yesterday’s cloudy conditions to improve dozer and grader firelines and hose lays in preparation for burnouts that could occur later this week when weather and fuels conditions align.

Yesterday, cooler temperatures and mostly cloudy conditions prevailed. Although light rain fell in some of the surrounding areas, no measureable precipitation was recorded over the fire. Today’s weather is expected to be cool and windy with high temperatures in the low- to mid-60’s and humidity dropping into the teens. The gusty winds may become a safety issue and impede crews working in and around areas of timer with a heavy snag component.

Crews continued to strengthen the fire line and mop up along the eastern flank in preparation for today’s unfavorable winds. Structure protection crews have sprinklers in place and will continue to improve these systems and monitor fire activity. Six helicopters remain assigned to the fire and bucket drops may be utilized today to work hot spots that emerge.

If favorable conditions are present during the day today, hand-firing operations may occur west of NSFR 100 and along the eastern side of the fire to reduce pockets of unburned fuels.

Evacuation notices are still in effect for the Latigo Ranch and Yost Ranch communities while Old Park, Lake Agnes and Rabbit Ears Village remain under pre-evacuation notice. NSFR 100 (Buffalo Park Road) and NSFR 101 continue to be closed to public traffic along with the section of NSFR 250 from NFSR 100 to the intersection of NSFR 102. Highway 40 and Highway 134 remain open. Travelers are advised to visit cotrip.org.

USFS, BLM and Grand County Sheriff have issued area closures that continue to be in effect for the immediate fire area. All closure areas and maps can be found on the Silver Creek Fire’s InciWeb page.

Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.go Incident Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810 Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-19-18

Structures Lost: 0
Injuries: 0
Fire Size: 12,610
Containment: 35%
Firefighters: 501

The Silver Creek Fire is now 12,610 acres with 35% containment. A chance of showers causing erratic winds will influence fire activity with another round of breezy southwest winds. Expect to see more smoke late in the afternoon along the Hwy 40 corridor.

Aircraft have been busy assisting firefighters on the ground. The fire was active in timber pockets with moderate to longer range spotting downwind on Tuesday. The wind pushed fire in the sagebrush/grass to the east and the timber to the north. Larger helicopters made water drops to keep it in check, while small helicopters were used for recon and eventually assisting with aerial ignition for burn out operations planned for later in the week. Air tankers also are available. Currently, in the region, the Silver Creek Fire takes
priority for air support.

Firefighters continue to improve a dozer line and lay hose from the 100 Road west through the Green Creek Fire scar searching for opportunities to burn out when conditions are right. Dozers, skidders and feller/bunchers were also used in the Muddy Creek Drainage, assisted by four crews to improve fire lines and open up old roads west of the Albert Reservoir. The will also scout for opportunities to burn out fuels to tie into the previous fire area and open meadows near the Red Dirt Reservoir to protect private property.

Personnel are actively engaging the fire where it is safe to do so and implementing a full suppression strategy. Crews worked the southeastern edge of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness in the Silver Creek drainage west of the 100 Road. More than 501 firefighters are now working the fire. Patrolling will continue to Latigo Ranch and along the 100 Road. The structural protection group will be working in the Lake Agnes area and Latigo Ranch. Firefighters will also have a presence patrolling the Hwy. 40 corridor from Tyler Mountain to Rabbit Ears Village.

Latigo Guest Ranch and the Yost Ranch have been evacuated. Pre-evacuation notices have been issued for Rabbit Ears Village, Bear Mountain and the Lake Agnes area. The Milk Creek State Wildlife Area also has been evacuated in an effort to clear hunters from the fire’s projected path. At this time, protecting structures throughout evacuated areas is a priority.

Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.go Incident Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810 Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.

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