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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

Fire Spread Possible Due to Critical Fire Weather Released: 9/7/2020
Increased fire behavior is possible today as an approaching cold front combines gusty winds with hot temperatures and low humidity. These conditions bring the potential for fire spread eastward along...
Critical Weather Conditions Increase Risk of New Fires Released: 9/6/2020
Increasing temperatures, low humidity, and red flag winds gusting to 40 mph or more will result in the possibility of increased fire behavior through the extended weekend. Strong winds are forecast...
Firefighters Manage Fire Activity with Helicopter Water Drops Released: 9/5/2020
With the current heating and drying trend, vegetation in the fire area is becoming more conducive for increased fire activity. Fire activity is expected to increase through Sunday.Over the past two...
Firefighters Preparing for Increased Fire Behavior Released: 9/4/2020
Fire crews on the Williams Fork Fire have reinforced control lines and cooled down areas with residual heat over the past few days. Heading into the Labor Day weekend, fuels are drying out again;...
Firefighters Taking Advantage of Moderate Fire Conditions Released: 9/3/2020
Drier conditions yesterday allowed crews to access the west side of the Williams Fork Fire. Crews worked to mop up the area where aerial ignition was completed last week to remove vegetation between...
Moderate Fire Behavior Expected Today Before Return of Warmer Weather Released: 9/2/2020
The cold front that brought rain to the Williams Fork Fire over the past several days has moved through the area and drier air along with warming temperatures are expected to settle over the fire for...
Additional Moisture Expected on the Williams Fork Fire Released: 9/1/2020
Cooler temperatures and wet weather persisted over the Williams Fork Fire resulting in no observed fire growth in the past 24 hours. Some minimal fire behavior, including pockets of heat,...
Williams Fork Fire pre-evacuation lifted for Area 1 Released: 8/31/2020
Based upon review by the Incident Management Team and the Sheriff, pre-evacuation from Area 1 was lifted on Aug, 31st.  Pre-evacuation for Area 2 was lifted on Aug. 28th.  No areas in Grand County...
Fire Activity Remains Minimal Due to Weekend Rain Released: 8/31/2020
Fire activity remained minimal over the weekend on the Williams Fork Fire, as cooler temperatures and wetting rains suppressed most fire growth. Precipitation over the area of the fire has varied,...
Williams Fork Fire Reaches 10 Percent Containment Released: 8/30/2020
Containment of the Williams Fork Fire is now at 10 percent.  The line of containment is near CR 30 along the western edge of the fire, extending south to Darling Creek.   The additional...