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Grand County Emergency Management

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 8-23-18

Structures Burned: 0
Injuries: 0
Fire Size: 4745
Containment: 27%

With the assistance of higher relative humidity and low fire activity, crews have reach 27% containment on the Silver Creek Fire. Fire acreage remains at 4,745 acres while interior fuels continue to smolder and creep in areas of heavy timber. Firefighter and public safety remain the top priority of this full suppression fire.

With containment increasing on the eastern side of the fire, crews work to improve fireline on the west side of Old Park subdivision as well as along the western side of the fire perimeter. By removing vegetation along fireline previously constructed with the use of heavy equipment and hand tools, crews are eliminating possible fuel sources for the fire, should it become more active. Fireline repair work continues to improve drainage and prevent runoff in areas deemed safe and appropriate.

As a weak frontal system crosses the area this morning, west winds will be sustained at 10-15mph and gusting to 30mph. Following a few morning showers, sunny skies will dominate the afternoon with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low 60s to upper 70s. Relative humidity will be between 30-35% today.
The Routt National Forest has revised its emergency area closure. All hunters and recreating public are advised to view the revised closure at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb51396....

Emergency response traffic remains heavy near the Silver Creek Fire; please follow all closures and only travel where needed.

The Latigo Ranch area remains under an evacuation order; Old Park, and Gore Lakes areas continue to be under a pre-evacuation notice by the Grand County Sheriff. For the most current evacuation information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/GrandCountyOEM/?ref=br_rs or www.gcemergency.com.

Residents are encouraged to register for CodeRED, Grand County’s emergency notification system. To receive emergency notifications through CodeRED, please visit the website https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/8353F1C0B3BC.
Incident Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB Fire Information –
Phone: 307-840-9810
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.gov
Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm