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Grizzly 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

Fire Information
Email: 2020.grizzlycreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 970-945-2521
Hours: M-F 8-4p

Highlighted Activity

09/18/2020 BLM and WRNF modify Grizzly Creek Fire closure area starting 9.19.2020
The Bureau of Land Management and the White River National Forest have modified closures in the Grizzly Creek Fire area for BLM-managed lands and National Forest System lands in Garfield and Eagle...
Closure - 09/18/2020
Grizzly Creek Fire Area closure shown with black diagonal lines within a black border. Transfer trail closed routes shown in red.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Grizzly Creek Fire Update

Grizzly Creek Information – 970-945-2521

The Grizzly Creek Fire remains 32,431 acres and 91 percent contained. The fire has not grown in about two weeks, although some smokes are showing in both Grizzly and No Name drainages now that the weather is warmer and drier. This is not unexpected. Firefighters continue to monitor these areas and will take action if needed. 

Repairing suppression lines and back-hauling equipment continue to be a primary focus. 

There are closures in place on both BLM and White River National Forest lands. Please look under “closures” for more information. Maps and orders will be updated on this site when they change.

The Grizzly Creek Fire started Aug. 10 in Glenwood Canyon adjacent to Interstate 70. It was human-caused.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginMonday August 10th, 2020 approx. 01:30 PM
Location1 mile east of Glenwood Springs, CO
Incident CommanderUCR Type 4
Coordinates39.567 latitude, -107.271 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel40
Size32,431 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained91%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Narrative:

Varied fuels including oak brush, and pinyon juniper transitioning to mixed-conifer and aspen at higher elevations. High elevation plateaus consist of rapidly curing grass and shrubs interspersed with pockets of mixed conifer. Fuels at lower elevations are moderating with increased moisture and higher humidity.

Significant Events

Some smokes and interior burning

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue suppression repair and monitoring for smokes. Suppression action will be taken if needed.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue suppression repair and monitoring for smokes. Suppression action will be taken if needed.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drying trend.