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Himes Peak Fire News Release

Himes Peak Fire 100% Contained: Area Closure to be lifted Friday, 9/15

Incident: Himes Peak Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/13/2017

Big Fish Area Closure will be Reopen Friday, 9/15

WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST – September 13, 2017 – The Himes Peak Fire is 100% contained. Crews are ‘mopping up’ hot spots within the fire perimeter. They will continue to monitor the fire and rehabilitate the containment line through the weekend.

The White River National Forest’s Area Closure of the Big Fish drainage, order number WRNF 2017-14, will be lifted at 12:01 am on Friday, September 15.

Visitors are advised to use caution in the Big Fish drainage. There is an increased danger of dead trees (‘snags’) falling in freshly burned and unstable areas. Those using Big Fish Trail 1819 must remain on the trail and refrain from traveling on the perimeter scars of the fire.

For more information, please contact the Blanco Ranger District at (970)878-4039, and follow the incident on Inciweb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5599.

Closures: Himes Peak Campground and the Big Fish drainage, including Big Fish Trail 1819, Himes Peak Trail 1877 and Boulder Lake Trail 2262, will remain closed until 12:01a.m on Friday, September 15.

Safety: Fire danger remains high. Do not leave campfires unattended; ensure that they are completely extinguished and cool to the touch.

Cause: Lightning

Started On: September 1

Location: Flat Tops Wilderness, 30 miles east of Meeker

Size: approximately 112 acres

Containment: 100%


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