Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
A wind event yesterday over Keyser Ridge pushed the Williams Fork Fire east across Richey Creek into Upson Creek. The fire grew about 300 acres in that area and is now approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Lake Evelyn (FSR 136) and Keyser Creek (FSR 139) roads. High winds grounded aircraft.
Winds on Friday pushed the southern flank of the fire east below St. Louis Peak and St. Louis Pass towards McQueary Creek, causing about 100 acres of growth. This portion of the fire held at St. Louis Pass yesterday and did not experience much additional growth.
More ground and air resources are on order. While cooler temperatures are expected through Tuesday, strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels are expected to keep fire behavior active over the coming days. More warm, dry days are in the forecast next week. A season-ending weather event is needed to put this fire out.