Deep Creek Fire Update - 9/12/2017
Incident: Deep Creek Fire Wildfire
Deep Creek Fire Update
September 12, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black
Shane Greer, Incident Commander
Fire Information Line: (970) 367-7519
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Current Situation: The Deep Creek Fire is now 79 percent contained. There was no additional growth on Monday, and the fire remains at 4,112 acres. On Monday, crews achieved additional containment on the northwest portion of the fire. Crews continued to monitor and improve containment lines, and began mopping up the edge of the fire perimeter to ensure there were no hot spots which could cross over into unburned areas. On the southern portion of the fire, crews cleaned up fire line by conducting burnout operations to connect patches of burned and unburned vegetation.
On Tuesday, firefighters will monitor contained portions of the Deep Creek Fire. Mop-up operations will continue, ensuring the edge of the fire perimeter is cool, while working inward to remove any sources of heat near the fire’s edge. As additional containment of the Deep Creek Fire is achieved, crews and equipment will be reassigned to other fires in the area, including the Pine Tree Fire.
Weather: As the drying trend continues this week, afternoon and evening thunderstorms should be fewer than in previous days; however, isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms may still develop in the afternoon and evening on Tuesday. The outflow winds associated with these storms will be a potential hazard to firefighters. Temperatures on Tuesday will range from the mid-80s in the valleys to the upper-70s on the ridges with relative humidity ranging from 15-18 percent and 22-25 percent respectively. Winds will be 4-8 miles per hour from the east-southeast in the morning, and will turn west-northwest in the afternoon at 7-11 miles per hour with gusts up to 15-20 miles per hour.
Safety: As the Deep Creek Fire winds down in intensity, it is important to use this time of heightened awareness to prepare for other emergencies or natural disasters. Ensure your household is ready for emergencies by building a “go kit” with essential disaster survival items, by consolidating and securing important documents, and by going over safety plans with members of the household for a variety of potential emergencies. To learn more about how to be prepared, visit www.ready.gov and sign up for Routt County emergency alerts at www.RouttCountyAlerts.com.
Closures: Routt County Roads (CR) 52 and 56 are now open to the public. Travelers along these routes are encouraged to exercise caution and drive at safe speeds as fire traffic continues to be a presence in the area.
Start Date: 09/04/2017
Location: 9 miles NE of Hayden, CO
Size: 4,112 acres
For More Information:
Routt County OEM: https://www.facebook.com/RouttCountyOEM/
BLM Colorado Fire: https://www.facebook.com/BLMColoradoFire/
Info Line: (970) 367-7519