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Ray Jennings
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rjennings@co.grand.co.us

Christian Hornbaker
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Grand County OEM
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Silver Creek Fire Update 8-27-18

Structures burned: 0
Injuries: 0
Fire Size: 4,772 acres
Containment: 49%
Cause: Natural/Lightning
Start Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: 16 miles northwest of Kremmling, CO

Summary: Command of the Silver Creek Fire was transferred from the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Blue to a Type 3 Incident Management Team at 6:00 a.m. this morning. “We will continue the progress made by the two previous Incident Management Teams on this full suppression fire. Our highest priority remains the safety of the public and firefighters. We want to work with local residents that are affected by our operations and minimize the interruption we may cause,” said Incident Commander Robert Lehmann. Crews continue to patrol the fireline and take action on hot spots where safe to do so. Fire restoration work continues along the perimeter as well. Restoration includes the installation of water bars, removing hazard trees, and chipping excess debris to reduce fuels and minimize erosion. Heavy equipment crews are constructing indirect fireline along Forest Service Roads and immediately west of the Old Park community.

Weather: A front crossed the region early today, moving moisture away. Very strong westerly winds are expected behind the front, with gusts up to 45 mph possible.

Closures and Public Safety: The Latigo Ranch area, Old Park, and Gore Lakes areas continue to be under a pre-evacuation notice by the Grand County Sheriff. For the most current evacuation information, please visit www.gcemergency.com or https://www.facebook.com/GrandCountyOEM/?ref=br_rs.

Residents are encouraged to register for CodeRED, Grand County’s emergency notification system. To receive notifications through CodeRED, please visit the website https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/8353F1C0B3BC.

The Routt National Forest emergency closure for the Silver Creek Fire was revised last Friday. This revision reopened 49,744 acres of National Forest System administered lands to the north and west of the fire’s perimeter. All hunters and recreating public are advised to view the revised closure at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb51396....

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

Management: Type 3 Incident Management Team, Incident Commander Robert Lehmann
Assigned Personnel: 261

For More Information:
InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Fire Info Line: (307) 840-9810; Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.