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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

Nowell Curran
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM
ncurran@co.grand.co.us

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Rifle Range Fire 100% Contained

The Rifle Range Fire was declared 100% contained at 12:00 today. Fire crews made good progress this morning with assistance from Union Pacific and their high rail water truck. Smoke may be visible in the coming days while fire officials continue to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter. Pioneer Park in Hot Sulphur Springs is now open. County Road 20 will be opened Friday morning. Parks and Wildlife will open the Byers Rifle Range on Saturday. This will be the last update unless any new developments arise.

Rifle Range Update

Fire operations continue on the Rifle Range Fire in Byers Canyon. Unified command reports that the fire is now 95% contained at 640 acres. There is a small spot fire in steep, rugged terrain that hand crews will be working on this morning. The increased moisture and higher humidity are helping suppression efforts. Highway 40 through Byers Canyon is open. County Road 20, Pioneer Park and the Byers Rifle Range are still closed today.

Rifle Range Fire Update

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control's Multi Mission Aircraft shot these aerial photos of the Rifle Range Fire Monday and Tuesday. Currently the fire is 636 acres and 80% contained.

Rifle Range Fire Update

aerial photo rifle range fire 8-25-15

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control's Multi Mission Aircraft shot these aerial photos of the Rifle Range Fire Monday and Tuesday. Currently the fire is 636 acres and 80% contained.

Rifle Range Fire Update

As of 1pm today Incident Command reports that the ‪Rifle Range Fire is 80% contained and is about 636 acres in size. Controlled burns are being used to strengthen the parameter. Helicopter drops and ground crews are still in full operation. Highway 40 is OPEN through Byers Canyon. County Road 20, the Byers Rifle Range and Pioneer Park in Hot Sulphur are still CLOSED. No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened.

Rifle Range Fire Update

Fire crews continue air and ground operations on the Rifle Range Fire that started at the Byers Rifle Range, two miles west of Hot Sulphur Springs on 8/24/15 at 11:00am. The cause of this wildland fire was a .223 full metal jacket round that is legal and allowable at this Parks and Wildlife public range. The fire burned through sage and grasses, with sporadic torching of lodgepole pines. Incident Command reports that the fire is 80% contained and is about 625 acres in size. Ownership of the land is split between private, state and BLM. Highway 40 is OPEN through Byers Canyon. County Road 20, Byers Rifle Range and Pioneer Park In Hot Sulphur are still CLOSED. No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened. Local, State and Federal resources are cooperating to suppress this fire quickly and efficiently. The public is encouraged to carry a fire extinguisher to any outdoor shooting range.

Rifle Range Fire Update

UPDATE: 12:00pm 8/25/15, Rifle Range Fire is 60% contained. Approximate size is 600 acres. Cause determined to be a .223 full metal jacket round. Fire burned through sage and grasses, with sporadic torching of lodgepole pines. Ownership of the land is split between private, state and BLM. A Type 3 Incident Commander arrived on scene at 0900 to assume command.

Byers Rifle Range Fire

Fire operations continue for the Byers Rifle Range Fire.This morning Incident Command reports containment at 40%. Air Support will be used to drop water in the canyon. PLEASE take caution if driving on Hwy 40 between Parshall and Hot Sulphur Springs. For safety, DO NOT stop in the canyon

Rifle Range Smoke Advisory

WILDFIRE HEALTH ADVISORY
BYERS RANGE FIRE
08/24/15 8:37 PM
Due to the Rifle Range Fire in between Hot Sulphur Springs and Parshall, CO; Grand County Public Health is issuing a smoke advisory for Grand County. This wildfire smoke along with the smoke from the California and Washington fires are causing heavy smoke in the Hot Sulphur area.
Certain people are more likely to be affected by smoke: the elderly; children under 7;, pregnant women; those with known breathing problems like asthma or COPD; or heart problems; those with colds & flu; & people with allergies to smoke.
Symptoms to watch out for: eye, nose and throat irritation – runny eyes or nose; coughing; sore throat; trouble breathing or tightness in the chest; symptoms related to asthma or COPD. If you are experiencing symptoms please see your health care provider.
What to do? If you can smell and see smoke you should limit your outdoor activity. Close windows and run fans or an air condition if filtered. Seek out areas where the air is filtered, like libraries, movie theaters, & grocery stores in our area.
You may call Grand County Public Health for more information 970-725-3288. Website: http://co.grand.co.us/220/Public-Health
More information:
http://colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx
http://www.nationaljewish.org/about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2012/wildf...

Byers Range Fire

Byers Range Fire: CDOT is running a pilot car both east and west on Hwy 40 for travel as fire operations permit.
Fire is 40% contained. No evacuations are ordered.

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