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Christian Hornbaker
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Silver Creek Fire update 9-18-18

0 structures lost
0 injuries
Fire size: 12,214 acres
Containment: 35%
Firefighters: 420

The Silver Creek Fire is now 12,214 acres with 35% containment. Monday morning evacuated residents of Gore Lakes and Old Park were allowed by the Grand County Sheriff’s Dept. to return to their homes. Firefighters are working hard to limit the fire’s impact to the local communities.

Once again dry warm weather will influence fire activity with another round of breezy southwest winds and a chance of isolated showers causing erratic winds. Expect to see more smoke late in the afternoon due to fire activity in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.

Yesterday firefighters placed a dozer line from the 100 Road west through the Green Creek Fire scar searching for opportunities to burn out as conditions allow.

Dozer line construction began in the Muddy Creek Drainage, assisted by two hotshot crews improving fire lines. County graders continued to open up old roads west of the Albert Reservoir. Firefighters are seeking opportunities to burn out fuels to tie into the previous burned 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 are working the southeastern edge of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness in the Silver Creek drainage west of Hwy. 100. More than 420 firefighters are now working the fire. Resources are limited in the area with the new Ryan Fire near Walden. Currently, in the region, the Silver Creek Fire takes priority for air support.

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 Ear 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.

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.

Rocky Mountain Blue Team
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.gov