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81 West Agate Ave
PO Box 1457
Granby, CO 80446
Office: 970.887.2732
Fax: 970.887.1698

Ray Jennings
Director
Grand County OEM
rjennings@co.grand.co.us

Christian Hornbaker
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM
chornbaker@co.grand.co.us

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Silver Creek Fire Update 8-21-18

Structure Lost: 0
Injuries: 0
Fire Size: 4745 (reduced to reflect better mapping)
Containment: 13%
Firefighters: 608
Community Meeting tonight, August 21st at the CSU Extension Hall. Doors open at 5:30, briefing begins at 6pm.

At 1:00 pm yesterday, the Grand County Sheriff lifted evacuation orders for both Old Park and Gore Lakes; residents were able to return to the area, but the areas remain under pre-evacuation status. Latigo Ranch remains under evacuation. Colorado Highway 134 also reopened yesterday. The public is asked to use caution in the area as firefighting traffic is expected to remain heavy.

Thanks to improved mapping and fire managers’ abilities to ground truth the fire’s perimeter, the overall acreage of the Silver Creek Fire decreased to 4,745 acres. The fire is now 13% contained; this increase includes the containment of a large spot fire that has been in the area east of Latigo Ranch.

Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms will be likely today as monsoonal moisture increases across the area. High temperatures will top out in the upper 60s to low 70s today with relative humidity settling between 28-33%. Winds will be out of the west-southwest at 4-9mph with gusts up to 20mph. Erratic outflow winds are likely near thunderstorms.
With the increase in moisture predicted today, muddy, slippery conditions will be expected around the fire. Crews will continue mop up around the fire perimeter where is safe and appropriate. Logging equipment and hand crews will work to improve and widen firelines on the southern portion of the fire; this will be accomplished by removing vegetation near fireline previously constructed by bulldozers. On the western side of the fire area, crews continue to work to widen indirect fireline near a portion of unconsumed fuel between the fire’s edge and Forest Road 100.

For the most current evacuation information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/GrandCountyOEM/?ref=br_rs.

Grand County residents are encouraged to register for CodeRED. To receive emergency notifications through CodeRED, please visit the website https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/8353F1C0B3BC

As the weekend approaches and a few hunting seasons open in the area, the public is reminded that a Routt National Forest emergency area closure remains in place. It may be viewed at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5985/45808/. For public and firefighter safety, please heed all closures and only travel where needed near the Silver Creek Fire.

Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.gov
Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm