The Beaver Creek Fire was detected on Sunday, June 19 at 12 p.m. The point of origin is approximately 24 miles northwest of Walden, Colorado.
The fire is burning in heavy beetle-killed lodgepole pine. The timbered areas are unsafe for firefighters, because the dead trees are subject to blowing over in the wind, contributing large amounts of down timber and providing fuel for extreme fire behavior when strong winds and terrain features are in alignment.
This is a full suppression fire utilizing both ground and aerial assets. Firefighters are engaging the fire out of the timber in areas which give them the highest probability for success. This suppression strategy provides for both firefighter safety and the protection of life and property.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 19th, 2016 approx. 04:45 PM|
|Location||24 miles north of Walden, CO.|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||75%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Primary hazards include dead and down heavy timber, but are not limited to: high density beetle-killed lodge-pole stands, limited access to the fire's edge and driving hazards due to narrow winding roads.
Minimal fire activity in the Wilderness areas on the west side of the fire.
Monitor and patrol
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Minimal fire activity.
24 hours: Minimal fire activity.
48 hours: Minimal fire activity expected.
72 hours: Minimal fire activity expected.
2921 ACRES on Jackson County (CO-JCX)
13875 ACRES on Kremmling Field Office (CO-KRD)
18758 ACRES on Routt National Forest (CO-RTF)
195 ACRES on Carbon County (WY-CAX)
2631 ACRES on Medicine Bow National Forest (WY-MBF)