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Silver Creek Fire

Unit Information

Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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Silver Creek area closure rescinded;

Silver Creek Fire updates



October 19, 2018 – As of Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Silver Creek Fire area closure has been rescinded. There are no longer closures for this area.

The public may access and use the fire area, however, the fire may still be smoldering. It is not expected to be declared controlled until there is a season-ending snow event. Season-ending can be defined as significant snow expected to remain on the ground for the season.

Caution is urged in burned areas, as trees may have been weakened by the fire and could easily fall. The burn area will have many ‘snags,’ or standing dead trees that are fire weakened and highly unstable, especially in high winds.

Forest staff will continue to monitor the fire area as it remains in patrol status.

Despite snow at higher elevations and cooler overall temperatures, National Forest visitors and particularly hunters, are advised to use caution when building and maintaining campfires.

Always make sure that campfires are thoroughly extinguished before leaving a fire unattended. This is effectively done by stirring coals and other burned materials with water until cool. Even if your fire is a relatively small warming fire, the fire should be dead out before you leave the site.


As dictated by changing conditions and fire behavior, fire information and updates will be provided by the U.S. Forest Service on Twitter and on InciWeb. Facebook pages for both fires will no longer be updated.

Twitter: @FS_MBRTB

Silver Creek Fire - 20,120 acres and 80 percent contained

Silver Creek Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/

Silver Creek Fire Information

  • Yampa Ranger District, 300 Roselawn Avenue, Yampa, Colo., (970) 638-4516

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseNatural/lightning
Date of OriginThursday July 19th, 2018 approx. 02:30 PM
Location16 miles northwest of Kremmling, CO
Incident CommanderChris Green, ICT4
Coordinates40.223 latitude, -106.655 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size20,120 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will monitor and improve all control features.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Warming and higher humidity may increase smoldering potential.