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Deep Creek Fire

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Routt County
Steamboat Springs, CO 84077

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Deep Creek Fire Information
Phone: 970-367-7519
Hours: 7am to 9pm

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09/14/2017 Deep Creek Fire Update - 9/14/2017
Deep Creek Fire UpdateSeptember 14, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team BlackShane Greer, Incident CommanderFire Information Line: (970) 367-7519Email:...
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Deep Creek Fire Update

September 14, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black
Shane Greer, Incident Commander

Fire Information Line: (970) 367-7519
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Note: This will be the final update for the Deep Creek Fire from Rocky Mountain Team Black. At midnight on Thursday, September 14, command of the fire will transition back to local authorities. Information will continue to be posted on InciWeb ( and Routt County Office of Emergency Management’s Facebook page ( as conditions change.

Current Situation: The Deep Creek Fire is now 100 percent contained. The total acreage of the fire is 4,161. On Wednesday, crews patrolled the western portion of the fire perimeter to ensure that the area is contained. Although the fire is 100 percent contained, smoke may be visible at times as there are still pockets of fuels burning in the interior which pose no threat to the fire line. On Thursday, crews will continue to patrol the fire perimeter and will work on suppression repair. Suppression repair can mitigate the fire suppression activities and can help reduce soil erosion and other resource damage associated with digging fire line, using bulldozers, or driving off road.

Weather: On Thursday, there is a 40 percent chance of wetting rain from thunderstorms, with relative humidity ranging from 25 to 30 percent. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 8 to 10 miles per hour in the morning before turning to southwest winds by mid-morning at 15 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 20 miles per hour.

Safety: Routt County, and much of Colorado, continues to experience dry, hot weather that carries the risk for wildfire. There are simple tips to help protect your home against wildfires including removing dead vegetation from near the home, pruning and thinning vegetation around the home, and keeping propane tanks at a safe distance. For more information on how to create defensible space around your home visit

Fire Statistics:
Start Date: 09/04/2017
Location: 9 miles NE of Hayden, CO
Cause: Unknown
Size: 4,161 acres
Containment: 100%
Personnel: 83

For More Information:
Routt County OEM:
BLM Colorado Fire:
Info Line: (970) 367-7519


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday September 04th, 2017 approx. 11:15 AM
Location9 miles NE of Hayden, CO
Incident CommanderRocky Mountain Team Black (Greer)
Coordinates40.599 latitude, -107.11 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel60
Size4,161 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 13th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Fuel Model 10 is primary carrier along with Fuel Model 4. Stand has high mortality due to beetle kill with heavy jack strewn materials on forest and abundant snags.

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering.


Planned Actions

Patrol, mop up, improve line to secure the fire perimeter and provide structure protection as needed.


Acreage from 17:00 09/13/17 MMA flight. Fire will be turned over to a local IMT4 organization at 2400 on 9/14.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday 9/13 with increased chances of thunderstorms and precipitation over the fire Wednesday night as an upper level low moves into the area. Expect windier conditions Wednesday night. Expect a 40% chance of wetting rain Thursday 9/14 with relative humidity ranging from 25-30%. Expect wind direction to be from the SW by mid-morning on Thursday at 15-20 miles per hour with gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Outflow winds will continue to be a concern from any showers or thunderstorms near the fire. Thursday night brings a 40% chance of precipitation with SW winds 10-15 miles per hour along ridgetops, and relative humidity ranging from 70-80%. Friday 9/15, and Saturday 9/16, will be unstable and windy with winds ranging from 15-20 miles per hour, and minimum relative humidity ranging from 20-35% with cooler temperatures. There is a slight chance of precipitation Friday night into Saturday. A warmer and drier trend will return Sunday 9/17.