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Silver Creek Fire Update 9-20-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 13,238 acres
Containment: 35%
Fire personnel: 620 (non local)

The Silver Creek Fire is at 13,238 acres burned and 35% containment as of today. Crews took advantage of yesterday’s cloudy conditions to improve dozer and grader firelines and hose lays in preparation for burnouts that could occur later this week when weather and fuels conditions align.

Yesterday, cooler temperatures and mostly cloudy conditions prevailed. Although light rain fell in some of the surrounding areas, no measureable precipitation was recorded over the fire. Today’s weather is expected to be cool and windy with high temperatures in the low- to mid-60’s and humidity dropping into the teens. The gusty winds may become a safety issue and impede crews working in and around areas of timer with a heavy snag component.

Crews continued to strengthen the fire line and mop up along the eastern flank in preparation for today’s unfavorable winds. Structure protection crews have sprinklers in place and will continue to improve these systems and monitor fire activity. Six helicopters remain assigned to the fire and bucket drops may be utilized today to work hot spots that emerge.

If favorable conditions are present during the day today, hand-firing operations may occur west of NSFR 100 and along the eastern side of the fire to reduce pockets of unburned fuels.

Evacuation notices are still in effect for the Latigo Ranch and Yost Ranch communities while Old Park, Lake Agnes and Rabbit Ears Village remain under pre-evacuation notice. NSFR 100 (Buffalo Park Road) and NSFR 101 continue to be closed to public traffic along with the section of NSFR 250 from NFSR 100 to the intersection of NSFR 102. Highway 40 and Highway 134 remain open. Travelers are advised to visit cotrip.org.

USFS, BLM and Grand County Sheriff have issued area closures that continue to be in effect for the immediate fire area. All closure areas and maps can be found on the Silver Creek Fire’s InciWeb page.

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