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Williams Fork Fire

Unit Information

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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Incident Contacts

Public Infromation Line
Phone: 970-445-2910
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

Public Information Line
Phone: 970-445-2910
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Media Line
Phone: 970-445-4941
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

News Releases — Williams Fork Fire

Wind event pushes fire east into Upson Creek Released: 2 days ago
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...
Due to extreme fire behavior, closure area has been expanded Released: 3 days ago
Due to extreme fire behavior on the Williams Fork Fire forest closure order has been expanded. Anyone currently in the Keyser Creek, Crooked Creek and St. Louis Creek area should prepare to leave....
Williams Fork Fire grew toward McQueary Creek, more activity expected today Released: 3 days ago
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: 5 days ago
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...
Firefighters Protect Important Infrastructure Released: 9/11/2020
 One of the objectives for the Incident Management Team assigned to the #WilliamsForkFireCO is to minimize fire impacts to the mining infrastructure in the fire area.  One of these is the...
New incident management team takes command of the Williams Fork Fire Released: 9/11/2020
 New incident management team takes command of the Williams Fork Fire A transition from the Rocky Mountain Blue Type 2 Incident Management Team to a Type 3 team has now been completed. The current...
Williams Fork Fire Closure Area/Game Management Unit Map Released: 9/11/2020
 Williams Fork Fire Closure Area Due to the Williams Fork Fire on the Arapaho National Forest in Grand County, a portion of the Forest west of Winter Park and Fraser, is closed to all use. This...