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Ice Fire

Unit Information

San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301

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Incident Contact

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Email: esther.godson@usda.gov
Phone: 970-422-2671
Hours: M-F, 8-5

Highlighted Activity

10/28/2020 Ice Fire Closure Area Reduced; Ice Lakes Trail Remains Closed
Ice Fire Closure Area Reduced; Ice Lakes Trail Remains Closed BAYFIELD, Colo., October 28, 2020 – The Ice Fire area closure has been reduced beginning Wednesday, October 28, 2020.   The closure...
News - 10/28/2020
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As of Monday October 26, 2020, management of Ice Fire has been returned to the local Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. No further updates to this page are anticipated unless significant developments occur. On October 27, containment was 100% with a total acreage of 596 acres.

The fire was reported on the afternoon of October 19, west of Silverton, CO on the north side of the South Mineral Creek Road (585). The fire area includes the Ice Lakes Trail and the Clear Lake Road. Closures will remain in place through the winter. Check the San Juan National Forest specials orders webpage for up to date information.  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/notices/?cid=STELPRDB5245061

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. For additional information contact the San Juan National Forest Public Affairs Office at 970.422.2671.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday October 19th, 2020 approx. 01:30 PM
Location5 Miles West of Silverton, CO
Incident CommanderKarl Kecman ICT4
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates37.811 latitude, -107.78 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size596 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 27th, 2020 approx. 08:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Short Grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoke may be visible from stumps and heavy fuels smoldering interior

Outlook

Planned Actions

Local resources will patrol the fire as needed.

Projected Incident Activity

Little to no perimeter growth. Fire received precipitation from snow and rain, wetting critical fuels, with cooler temperatures forecasted through the week and another slight chance of precipitation again at the end of the week.

Remarks

Fire is 100% contained as of 8:00am on 10/27/2020.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain and snow was received the last two days with cooler temperatures forecasted and a slight chance of precipitation on Friday. Access to fire area may be limited due to snow coverage on roads and slopes.