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Calwood Fire

Unit Information

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Incident Contact

Boulder County Office of Emergency Management
Phone: 303-441-1500

October 28 CalWood Fire MapImage options: [ Full Size ]

The CalWood Fire is now being managed by a local Type 3 Team led by Incident Commander (IC) Tim Griffin and IC Trainee Seth McKinney. Staff on the fire today include seven engine modules, two 10-person initial attack module and a helicopter with a helitack module. Firefighters are using information from the infrared flight to develop a strategy to address isolated hot spots that may need further work within the fire perimeter. They are patrolling the fire and mopping-up to further secure the fire as the snowy conditions allow. Containment remains at 76 percent due the uncontained portion of the fire that is in steep rugged inaccessible terrain along Highway 7. Firefighters are assessing the effects of the snow and developing strategies for that section.

Some smoke may be visible today. Watch out for firefighters and fire equipment that will be working around the fire area and along Highway 7.  Please help us keep our firefighters safe by slowing down and using extra caution when driving near the fire area.

For information about community impacts (road closures, evacuations, etc.), please contact the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at 303-441-1500 or

For assistance with fire recovery (assistance with housing, food, debris removal, mental health support, etc.) please contact our Disaster Assistance Center at:, 303-441-1206, or visit:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday October 17th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM
Location3 miles north west of Jamestown
Incident CommanderIC Tim Griffin and IC Trainee Seth McKinney
Coordinates40.154 latitude, -105.382 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel70
Size10,105 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained76%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved


Significant Events



Minimal fire behavior due to snowy and cold conditions


Planned Actions

Hold and improve containment lines in Div A, N, F and Z and looking for opportunities for indirect line construction in Div A. Develop contingency options for Div A.

Projected Incident Activity

Very cold temperatures along with snow will result in minimal fire activity. Sunny and cool. Snow melt beginning on south facing slopes. Minimal fire behavior.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Today...In its wake, a fall snow storm left 9-14"of snow across the

fire. Cloudy skies hid the the sun for most of the day and high

temperatures struggled to climb only to 10-15 degrees.Tuesday...Clearing skies, light winds, and a snow covered ground

will make for a near record cold start to the morning, but with anabundance of sunshine, temperatures will rise into the 30s in most

places. Winds will generally be 10 mph or less.