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Goose Creek Fire

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Rio Grande National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1803 W. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144

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Goose Creek Fire Update July 6, 2020

Goose Creek Fire Wildfire
News – 7/6/2020

Creede, Colo., July 6, 2020 – The Goose Creek Fire is now 90% contained and most of the resources assigned to it last week have been released to return home or assist at other fires. Some rain fell over the fire area this past weekend though smoke is still visible from time to time. “Some of those large dead trees that have fallen since the West Fork Fire seven years ago will continue to smolder until we get significant moisture,” says Incident Commander Derrick Rader. A small number of firefighters will continue to stay in the area to monitor the fire in the days ahead.While staged at the Humphreys Ranch, firefighters completed a structure protection plan for the ranch, as well as for the adjacent 4UR Ranch. This plan will give firefighters a head start in safeguarding those properties if another fire should threaten the Goose Creek Valley in the future.Tomorrow, the Type 3 Management Team currently in charge of the fire will turn over operations to a smaller, Type 4, organization. This will be the last update on this incident unless significant new developments occur. An incident-specific web page on this fire is on Inciweb at: danger remains high across the Rio Grande National Forest and Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in place. Visitors and residents are encouraged to be careful with anything that might start a new fire.For additional information follow the Rio Grande National Forest on Face book at: and Twitter @RioGrandeUSFS


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