White River Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Meeker, CO 81641
With minimal fire activity seen on the Fawn Creek and Wolf fires yesterday, crews were able to remove remaining areas of heat near the perimeters while increasing levels of containment on the Fawn and Wolf fires yesterday. With the Stewart Fire 100% contained and in patrol status, crews were able to focus their energy on areas of higher heat on the other two fires.
Today crews on both the Fawn Creek Fire and the Wolf Fire will continue patrol the fires, mopping up any areas of remaining heat near the edge of those fires.
Weather over the fires is forecasted to be warm and breezy with less potential for afternoon thunderstorms than the last several days. High temperatures are expected to be around 90 with relative humidity dropping to the low-teens in the afternoon. Winds are anticipated to be out of the northwest with gusts to 25 mph on the ridgetops.
With increased containment and decreased levels of complexity, management of the Fawn Creek, Stewart, and Wolf fires will be turned back to the local agencies at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 20.
“As we wrap up our time on the Fawn Creek, Stewart, and Wolf fires, we want to express our sincere thanks to the community of Meeker and county of Rio Blanco for your hospitality and patience as we worked to manage this incident,” said Michael Haydon, Incident Commander with Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team.
The Bureau of Land Management’s White River Field Office and Rio Blanco County have both implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions. More information on these restrictions is available on any of the Incident Information sites below.