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Wilson Fire

Unit Information

White River Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Meeker, CO 81641

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This incident is no longer being updated.

Thursday, July 13 - 8:30 am update

Three hand crews and two engine crews will patrol the fire line and mop up today, systematically working along and near the perimeter to scrape off any embers, feel for heat, and pull unburned materials into areas clear of vegetation. Fire managers expect to be at 75% containment after today's work.

The fire will transition tomorrow from a Type 3 to a Type 4 incident. The majority of resources will be released and available for other incidents. The fire will continued to be monitored by one crew from Delaware and two engines from the Denver area.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for the White River National Forest, Bureau of Land Management-administered lands, and unincorporated and private lands in Rio Blanco County. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors such as predicted weather and the amount of current fire activity. For more information on local restrictions, visit

No more regularly-scheduled Wilson fire information updates are planned for this site.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 07th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Location9 miles north of Meeker, CO
Incident CommanderBob Klagas Type 4
Coordinates40.152 latitude, -107.919 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size700 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%



Some smoke still visible on north flank