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Williams Fork Fire

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Forest visitors near fire closure area reminded to be vigilant this weekend

Williams Fork Fire Wildfire
News – 9/17/2020

As another glorious fall weekend rolls around, Grand County residents and visitors are reminded that the Williams Fork Fire continues to actively burn within its perimeter. Many large hunting camps have been established in the Church Park area and the Incident Commander urges all campers and recreationists north and east of the fire closure area to remain vigilant.

Hot spots and smoke are visible on Keyser Ridge, and fire activity in that area could pick up this weekend with warm and windy weather.  If needed, helicopters will be actively working in the area over the weekend. The entire area within 2 miles of the fire is a “No Drone Zone.” If you fly, we can’t.

A small amount of fire activity along Keyser Ridge in recent days added less than 5 acres to the overall fire size while burnout operations on the south side of the fire near Bobcat Creek accounted for the rest of the growth.

The fire has transitioned back to a Type 3 team led by Incident Commander Ed Leblanc and a supporting team 76 fire personnel.