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Himes Peak Fire

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White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Colorado
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

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Himes Peak Fire update, Septmeber 9

Himes Peak Fire Wildfire
News – 9/9/2017

More Progress on the Himes Peak Fire

WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST – September 9, 2017 The Himes Peak Fire showed very little perimeter growth on Friday. The increase in acreage reflects a band of fire that moved east along the slope and toward barren cliffs near the top of Himes Peak. Firefighters currently estimate 35% containment.

Firefighters will continue similar operations Saturday, placing retardant on the perimeter in the morning and cooling active areas in the afternoon with water.

Safety: Visitors are advised to watch Inciweb for alerts: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5599.

Closures: Himes Peak Campground and the Big Fish drainage will remain closed until further notice. Big Fish Trail 1819, Himes Peak Trail 1877 and Boulder Lake Trail 2262 are closed.


Cause: Lightning
Started On: September 1
Location: Flat Tops Wilderness, 30 miles east of Meeker
Size: approximately 124 acres
Containment: 35%

View from Trappers Lake Road (FR205)
Friday, September 8

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