InciWeb - Incident Information System

[Skip to content]

Gutzler Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED 3 DAYS AGO

Approximate Location

39.879 latitude, -106.483 longitude

Incident Overview

Forest Service assesses the fire impacts

Image options: [ Enlarge ] [ Full Size ]

Summary: The Gutzler fire remains at 976 acres, no growth has occurred over the past week. Type 4 incident structure is currently managing the fire. Crews continue to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter. The fire camp that was present at Radium boat ramp and campground has been downsized. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Radium boat ramp and campground is open for public use. Some firefighters and vehicles remain present at the campground, please use caution.

Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fire this week.


It is not unusual for fires to continue to smoke on warm, dry days for weeks or even months in heavy fuels. The fire could become active again, but firefighters do not anticipate much, if any, growth on the uncontained line. Firefighter safety is our top priority, and the risk of injury to firefighters is very high in this remaining uncontained area. It’s steep and rugged, with significant dead and down trees.

The fire saw favorable weather conditions and some precipitation throughout the last week.

The temporary emergency closure of Forest Road 402 remains in place for fire operations.

Stage 1 fire restrictions continue to be in place for White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management public lands, unincorporated and private lands in Summit, Eagle, Rio Blanco, Mesa, Garfield, and Pitkin counties.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 02nd, 2017 approx. 01:00 PM
Location14 miles SW of Kremmling, CO; 9 miles east of State Bridge area; 9 miles west of Green Mountain Reservoir area; 5-6 miles south east of Radium; west of FS road 401 and Sheephorn Creek
Incident CommanderUpper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR)- Type 4
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel27
Size976 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained20%
Fuels Involved

mixed conifer and timber, beetle kill

Outlook

Planned Actions

continued patrols and monitoring of the fire

Unit Information

USFS Shield
White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
900 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Facebook

Incident Contact

Public Information
Phone: 970-468-5400
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Recent Articles

Follow this Incident

Fire Information Websites

Share This

National Wildfire Coordinating Group U.S. Forest Service Bureau of Land Managemen Bureau of Indian Affairs Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service National Association of State Foresters U.S. Fire Administration
Content posted to this website is for information purposes only.
version: 2.4      load time: 0.00045 sec.