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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
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

Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.go Incident Information:
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810 Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.