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Silver Creek Fire Update 9-26-18

0 Structures Lost
0 Injuries
Fire Size: 18,639 acres
Containment: 50%
Fire personnel: 625 (non local)

Firefighters on the Silver Creek Fire continue to fortify and deepen their containment lines along the northern, eastern and southern flanks. In many areas, the focus of work has shifted to mop-up, back hauling equipment and suppression repair.

The fire increased just 36 acres over the last day, bringing the current total size to 18,639 acres. Most of this increase is where the fire continues to slowly back deeper into the Sarvis Creek Wilderness on the western flank. Much of the lingering smoke in the area can also be attributed to the fire in the wilderness. Continuing warm dry weather will keep fire active in interior unburned pockets of the fire as well.

In many areas today, firefighters will continue to clean up from previous suppression activities by removing sprinklers and hoses. With the dry warm weather continuing through the next few days, firefighters will also continue to patrol and monitor these areas for hot spots.

Air resources are being diverted to other area fires with less containment although four helicopters remain assigned to the incident to assist with mop-up and hot spots.

On Friday, September 28 at 0700, management of the fire will shift from the Rocky Mountain Blue Team to a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) team.

Closures issued by USFS, BLM and Grand County remain in effect for the immediate fire area. The public is encouraged to visit the Silver Creek Fire’s InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/

The communities of Old Park, Lake Agnes, Gore Lakes, Rabbit Ears Village, Latigo Guest Ranch and Yost Ranch 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.

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