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Stewart Fire

Unit Information

White River Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Colorado
Meeker, CO 81641

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Rio Blanco County Fire Update

Stewart Fire Wildfire
News – 7/15/2020

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Fawn Creek Fire:

Size: Approximately 2,459 acres

Containment: 0%

Fire start date: 7/13/2020

Stewart Fire:

Size: Approximately103 acres

Containment: 0%

Fire start date: 7/13/2020

Wolf Fire

Size: Approximately 300 acres

Containment: 0%

Fire start date: 7/14/2020

Summary:

There are three active fires located southwest of Meeker, Colo. in the Piceance Creek area south of Colorado Highway 64. The Fawn Creek and Stewart fires began Monday afternoon while the Wolf Fire was reported Tuesday morning.

The Wolf Fire was active throughout the afternoon and evening on Tuesday and grew to over 250 acres. Today, crews will scout areas for the placement of line around the fire

Crews worked to put in hand line on the south side of the Stewart Fire yesterday. On Monday night, crews burned off vegetation between the fire and the roads on the west and east sides of the Stewart Fire. Today, crews will work to put in hand line around the fire where needed.

The Fawn Creek Fire, has grown to over 2,400 acres. Crews will focus on the north side of the fire today, putting hand line in where appropriate.

The weather over all three fires will be mostly sunny with high temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees. The forecast calls for light winds 5-10mph out of the west on ridge tops with up drainage winds 5-10mph out of the northeast in the valleys. Fire behavior is expected to be active as the day warms; storms to the east and south may produce outflow winds across the area of the fires.

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team assumed command of the Fawn Creek, Stewart, and Wolf fires from local resources at 6:00am this morning. “The team and resources who have been managing these three fires have done an excellent job to ensure public and firefighter safety. We want to thank all local resources that have been working hard during the first days of this evolving situation,” said Michael Haydon, Incident Commander of the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team.

Rio Blanco County has implemented stage 1 fire restrictions. More information on these restrictions is available on the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. The public is asked to stay clear of the area to allow firefighters to safely manage the fire.

Fawn Creek Fire Incident Information:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6861/

Stewart Fire Incident Information:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6862/

Wolf Fire Incident Information:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6863/

Fire Information – Phone: 970-878-8283