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Sylvan Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Public Information Line
Phone: 970-827-5715
Hours: 8a-5p

Highlighted Activity

09/09/2021 Forest Service lifts Sylvan Fire closure
 The White River National Forest has lifted the remaining closure for the Sylvan Fire. The Sylvan Fire has not been active or grown in more than a month. It remains 3,792 acres and is 90 percent...
News - 09/09/2021
Perimeter map showing uncontained perimeter on south side.Image options: [ Full Size ]

Sept. 9, 2021 The Sylvan Fire remains 90 percent contained. The uncontained perimeter is on the difficult-to-access south side. However, the fire has not been active for more than a month.
There are no longer any closures related to the Sylvan Fire. Any one visiting the Sylvan Fire area should be aware that the risk of falling trees and rocks, debris flow, and flooding increases after a wildfire. 



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 03:15 PM
Location15 miles south of Eagle, CO near Sylvan State Park
Coordinates39.465 latitude, -106.768 longitude

Current Situation

Size3,792 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Mixed conifer, aspen, grass, and shrub. Heavy dead and down fuels in the timber fuel types. Live fuel moistures are low.

Significant Events

Crews continue to patrol and find occasional heat. All lines are holding, and there is still some interior smokes popping up.