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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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News Releases — Williams Fork Fire

Attention Hunters interested in Williams Fork Fire Released: 10/7/2020
Individuals hunting in the Williams Fork fire area should monitor conditions and information regularly as closures may change with fire behavior. Hunters are encouraged to hunt other areas where...
Air attack puts retardant around Upson Creek spot fire; new start contained Released: 10/2/2020
Today’s events centered on the Upson Creek area where air attack worked to encircle a large spot fire with retardant. Aircraft dropped six SEAT loads, four Large Air Tanker loads, and 2 Very...
Fire behavior moderates today; red flag conditions return Friday Released: 10/1/2020
The Williams Fork Fire remained relatively quiet through most of the day Thursday, held in check by shade from smoke drifting in from the Mullen Fire. The most activity occurred on the south...
Fire will continue to be active as extreme drought conditions persist Released: 9/30/2020
The Williams Fork Fire was active yesterday and today as red flag conditions returned to the area. The fire continued to grow in the McQueary Creek drainage near Jones pass and the Richey Creek...
Wind event pushes fire east into Upson Creek Released: 9/27/2020
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...
Williams Fork Fire grew toward McQueary Creek, more activity expected today Released: 9/26/2020
The Williams Fork Fire was active yesterday, growing by about 100 acres in the upper Williams Fork Drainage. Activity occurred between the Williams Fork River and St. Louis Peak as west winds pushed...
Fire activity could increase this weekend Released: 9/24/2020
The Williams Fork Fire continues to actively burn within its perimeter. Hot spots and smoke are visible on Keyser Ridge and below Jones Pass. The Incident Commander urges all campers and...
Forest visitors near fire closure area reminded to be vigilant this weekend Released: 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...
Drone incursion grounds aircraft on Williams Fork Fire Released: 9/15/2020
Fire activity yesterday picked up yesterday as warm temperatures produced smoke within the fire perimeter. Helicopters worked to cool hot spots until a drone incursion grounded them. Fire managers...
Smaller Closure Area Now In Effect Released: 9/13/2020
Due to improved weather conditions and minimal fire activity, Arapaho National Forest managers have reduced the size of the Williams Fork Fire forest closure area. Effective today, the closure area...