Summary: The Gutzler fire remains at 976 acres, no growth has occurred over the past two weeks. Crews continue to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter and conduct some mop up along the perimeter. 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 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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 02nd, 2017 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||14 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 Commander||Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR)- Type 4|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||20%|
mixed conifer and timber, beetle kill
continued patrols and monitoring of the fire