Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Yampa Ranger District
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Silver Creek area closure rescinded with exception of FS Rd 100;
Silver Creek Fire updates
October 19, 2018 – As of Friday, Oct. 19, the Silver Creek Fire area closure has been rescinded, with the exception of a portion of FS Rd. 100 for a short period of time. The road closure remains in place for suppression repair.
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.
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
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 19th, 2018 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||16 miles northwest of Kremmling, CO|
|Incident Commander||Chris Green, ICT4|
|Coordinates||40.223 latitude, -106.655 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||80%|
Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet), Short Grass (1 foot)
Crews will monitor and improve all control features.
Forecast shows drying trend over the next week and half with temperatures in
the low 40's and sunny conditions.