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Cache Creek Fire

Unit Information

White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
900 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

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Incident Contact

Cache Creek Fire Information
Phone: 970-984-8839

Highlighted Activity

08/15/2018 Cache Creek Fire Public Meeting Scheduled in Parachute, CO
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Announcement - 08/15/2018
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A new fire information phone number has been established for the public to call, that number is 970-984-8839.


Crews took advantage of cloudy skies and higher humidity to build new containment lines on the Cache Creek Fire. Two hand crews, 2 Garfield County bulldozers, 2 engines, a water tender and two Colorado National Guard Blackhawk worked throughout the day to suppress the fire that crossed containment lines Sunday and Monday. The line was strengthened in the Cache Creek drainage east of Cache Creek Road. West of Cache Creek Road new lines were scouted and initial dozer construction to the ridge. The fire crossed into the Battlement Creek drainage and managers gathered intelligence to develop a plan to contain it. Garfield County Sheriff pre-evacuation notice for six structures near the fire remains in effect. An abandoned structure located in Cache Creek was lost to the fire on Sunday.

Today, crews will work on further line construction using crews, engines and helicopters on the west flank in upper Cottonwood Creek. Firefighters will continue using helicopter water drops on the fire burning high above the Battlement Creek drainage. Firefighters will begin containment Firefighters will also be monitoring other containment lines watching for spot fires across the line.

Smoke: Smoke is visible from the I-70 corridor in Rifle, Parachute and Rulison. Please do not call 911. For information on smoke visit:

Closures: There is an area closure is in place for the area surrounding the Cache Creek Fire. It may be viewed at

No Fly Zone: Aerial operations are ongoing. Please refrain from flying drones in the area. Remember, if you fly, we can’t.


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Fire Information phone: 970-984-8839


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 08:22 PM
LocationApproximately 8 miles southwest of Rifle, CO
Incident CommanderJustin Brollier, ICT3 and Stewart Robertson, ICT3(t)
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates39.404 latitude, -107.89 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel63
Size2,520 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Moderate fire activity was observed with single tree torching and short-range spotting.


Planned Actions

Firefighters will continue to secure the slope over at the northern and western portions of the fire and continue with

dozer line to stop northern and western growth. The team will attempt to fill critical Incident Management Team overhead positions, as personnel timeout.

Projected Incident Activity

There is anticipated fire spread and continued movement to the south and west.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Friday and

Saturday, weather will be Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers/thunderstorms (20-30%). Lows 47-58. Highs 73-82.

Northwest winds 7-12 mph, possibly stronger Saturday. Minimum

humidity 20-25%.