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Big Red Fire

Unit Information

Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colorado
Laramie, WY , CO 82070

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Big Red Fire Closure Area Map, 9/18/17Image options: [ Full Size ]
  • Located in north Routt County, Colo., on Routt National Forest, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District
  • The Big Red Fire was declared contained, controlled, and out on Oct. 30 following multiple snow events
  • The area closure order has also been lifted
  • Located just north of Big Red Park, along Forest Road 500, and approximately five miles south of the Colorado/Wyoming state line

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday August 19th, 2017 approx. 12:00 PM
Location5 miles south of the Colo/Wyo state line, 45 miles north of Steamboat Springs, 3 miles west of Mt. Zirkel Wilderness.
Incident CommanderLance Broyles (Type IV)
Coordinates40.925 latitude, -106.884 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel6
Size2,940 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter & understory), Mixed conifer, Beetle-kill

Significant Events

Minimal activity, creeping, smoldering

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Lightning, gusty and erratic winds