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Silver Creek Fire Update 9-25-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 18,603 acres
Containment: 50%
Fire personnel: 658 (non local)

The Silver Creek Fire is now 18,603 acres with 50% containment. Containment lines held despite yesterday’s steady 20 mph winds, and sporadic rain showers assisted firefighters mopping up along miles of fire lines. Mopping up means to extinguish or remove burning material near containment lines.

Today’s weather forecast calls for a return to dry warm and breezy weather which should hang around for the rest of the week.

Currently 658 firefighters are now assigned to the fire. They are actively engaging the fire where it is safe to do so and implementing a full suppression strategy. Weakened trees are a concern for firefighters as they watch for deadly snags falling. Fire managers are also beginning to develop a strategy for suppression repair areas of the fire and along containment lines.

Crews worked the southeastern edge of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness in the Silver Creek drainage west of the 100 Road. Helicopter water drops assisted firefighters on the ground to help keep it in check.
Firefighters continue to mop up hot spots from the 100 Road west through the Green Creek Fire scar utilizing a hose lay prepared earlier in the week. It continues to back slowly into the wilderness. Firefighters are also starting to back-haul hose line no longer needed in mop up.

Firefighters continue to monitor, patrol and mop up in the Muddy Creek Drainage and west of the Albert Reservoir. Repair of the roads opened earlier by road graders will begin today. Berms created by the graders will be flattened. The fire continues to burn interior and clean itself up. Expect to see lingering smoke along the Hwy 40 corridor.

Firefighters worked hard to extinguish hot spots and secure fire line north of Latigo Ranch. Patrolling will continue to Latigo Ranch and along the 100 Road.

Pre-evacuation notices remain for Latigo Guest Ranch, Old Park, Gore Lakes, Yost Ranch, Rabbit Ears Village, Bear Mountain and the Lake Agnes area. Residents of Grand County are encouraged to enroll with the county’s alert system, so that if evacuations were to be necessary, emergency managers could quickly distribute that information. All closure areas and maps can be found on the Silver Creek Fire’s

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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