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Silver Creek Fire Update 8-18-18

Today's fire information provided by the Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team

Fire Size: 4,778 Acres
Containment: 5%
Firefighters: 448

Summary: Crews continue suppression efforts around the perimeter of the Silver Creek Fire, focusing resources on the south edge nearest Latigo Ranch as well as Old Park and Gore Lakes subdivisions. Public and firefighter safety is the top priority of this full suppression fire as crews work to protect private property and infrastructure.

Firefighters spent yesterday creating and improving fireline along much of Forest Road 100. Bulldozers and logging equipment have completed fireline west of Old Park and will continue construction south and west toward Forest Road 185. Successful burnout operations have occurred along portions of Forest Road 100, removing vegetation and further strengthening fireline on the southwestern side of the fire. If weather and ground conditions allow, more burnout operations may occur today.

Fire engines and water tenders continue to prepare structures south and east of the fire. Large, medium, and light helicopters are assigned to the Silver Creek Fire, and other local air resources are available for support as needed.

Fire growth increased slightly to 4,778 acres as aerial mapping has provided more accurate analysis. Area thunderstorms have brought little rain to the Silver Creek Fire; active fire behavior is possible later today, with spotting and tree torching probable within the mixed-conifer forest.

Morning fog and light rains will give way to sunny skies this afternoon; temperatures will reach the low 70s and relative humidity will reach 30%. A cold front is expected to pass through the area this afternoon, bringing gusty winds up to 25 mph. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning and erratic winds.

The Latigo Ranch, Old Park, and Gore Lakes areas remain under mandatory evacuation by the Grand County Sheriff.

The Routt National Forest has implemented an emergency area closure. It may be viewed at A portion of Colorado Highway 134 remains closed due to firefighting activity. Please visit for current road information. The public is asked to stay clear of the area to allow firefighters to safely manage the fire.

Incident Information:
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810
Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm