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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 9-13-18 PM

Old Park / Gore Lakes has been placed back into pre-evacuation due to the large increase in fire activity and winds. There will be a community briefing tonight at 7pm at the Old Park Fire Hall. Reps from the Forest Service, Sheriff's Office, and Emergency Management will be on hand to discuss the fire, possible evacuation and answer questions.

Rabbit Ears Village and Lake Agnes are still in pre-evacuation from earlier today. There will be a community briefing at 7pm at the Rabbit Ears Village Lodge at the entrance to the subdivision. Reps from the Forest Service, Sheriff's Office, and Emergency Management will be on hand to discuss the fire, possible evacuation and answer questions.

In the event that an evacuation occurs, Grand County will work with the American Red Cross to help offer sheltering assistance if need be.

More details about the fire will be updated through this site along with the Forest Service Inciweb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-13-18

As of 5 p.m. on Wed. evening, the fire had grown to 5,973 acres. That is a conservative estimate & additional growth occurred last night to the N/NE.

Acreage will be updated today. Approximate location of the fire at this time in the NE corner is at the National Forest/State (Milk Creek State Trust land) boundary.

An updated area closure will be put in place today, increasing the closed area to the north from the previous boundary.

No structures are immediately threatened. The nearest homes are along Hwy 40 to the east and in Lake Agnes to the north, over three miles away.

Over 100 personnel are now assigned to the fire, with additional on order. This includes four crews, multiple engines, heavy equipment, and two helicopters.

Fire behavior is expected to be significant again today and tomorrow, with hot, windy, and dry conditions. Potential for additional fire growth is high on the NE corner of the fire.

Multiple Single-Engine Air Tankers were utilized on Wednesday to protect hunter camps which had not been evacuated or where contact had not yet been made.

Evacuation (south of the Green Creek fire scar) of hunters (GMU 27) and campers was and is a priority for fire personnel and Grand County.

Smoke from the fire will be highly visible again today from Kremmling, Steamboat Springs, and Highway 40.

This InciWeb page will remain the main source for updated information; Silver Creek Fire 2018’s Facebook page will not be updated at this time.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/

Silver Creek Fire Update 9-12-18

Due to an increase in winds and a decrease in humidity, fire activity within the Silver Creek Fire increased today. A large plume from the northern end of the fire was visible and did jump the initial containment that had been created by the firefighters over this past month. Two plumes were seen in the southern area but are still within the containment of that sector.

What’s New: Fire behavior has increased significantly today on the N/NE portion of the fire, in and around Buffalo Park. Additional resources have been ordered, including multiple Single-Engine Air Tankers.

Smoke from the fire is highly visible from Kremmling, Steamboat Springs, and Highway 40.

Hunters (GMU 27) and campers near the northern area closure boundary are being asked to move.

The extent of fire growth is unknown at this time.

The InciWeb page will remain the main source for updated information; Silver Creek Fire 2018’s Facebook page will not be updated at this time.

Silver Creek Fire Update 8-27-18

Structures burned: 0
Injuries: 0
Fire Size: 4,772 acres
Containment: 49%
Cause: Natural/Lightning
Start Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: 16 miles northwest of Kremmling, CO

Summary: Command of the Silver Creek Fire was transferred from the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Blue to a Type 3 Incident Management Team at 6:00 a.m. this morning. “We will continue the progress made by the two previous Incident Management Teams on this full suppression fire. Our highest priority remains the safety of the public and firefighters. We want to work with local residents that are affected by our operations and minimize the interruption we may cause,” said Incident Commander Robert Lehmann. Crews continue to patrol the fireline and take action on hot spots where safe to do so. Fire restoration work continues along the perimeter as well. Restoration includes the installation of water bars, removing hazard trees, and chipping excess debris to reduce fuels and minimize erosion. Heavy equipment crews are constructing indirect fireline along Forest Service Roads and immediately west of the Old Park community.

Weather: A front crossed the region early today, moving moisture away. Very strong westerly winds are expected behind the front, with gusts up to 45 mph possible.

Closures and Public Safety: The Latigo Ranch area, 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 www.gcemergency.com or https://www.facebook.com/GrandCountyOEM/?ref=br_rs.

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

The Routt National Forest emergency closure for the Silver Creek Fire was revised last Friday. This revision reopened 49,744 acres of National Forest System administered lands to the north and west of the fire’s perimeter. All hunters and recreating public are advised to view the revised closure at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb51396....

Fire Restrictions: Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for Routt National Forest System lands. Detailed information is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd585138.pdf

Management: Type 3 Incident Management Team, Incident Commander Robert Lehmann
Assigned Personnel: 261

For More Information:
InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5985/
Twitter: @FS_MBRTB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SilverCreekFire2018/
Fire Info Line: (307) 840-9810; Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Silver Creek Fire Update 8-24-18

Structures Lost: 0
Injuries: 0
Fire Size: 4745 (unchanged for 3 days)
Containment: 27% (unchanged from yesterday)
Personnel: 412

Warmer temperatures and increased sunshine are expected over the Silver Creek Fire area today. The fire remains 4,745 acres and 27% contained. Firefighter and public safety remain the top priority of this full suppression fire.

Around the fire perimeter, crews will continue to improve and strengthen firelines while mopping up and putting out hot areas at the edge of the fire. Work to improve fireline on the west side of Old Park subdivision should be completed today as crews continue to reduce possible fuel sources near that bulldozer-created fuel break. Fireline repair work continues to improve drainage and prevent runoff in areas deemed safe and appropriate. Due to decreased fire activity, night operations ended with last night’s shift.

A weak high pressure system will develop in the area today. This will bring drier, warm air with sunny skies and highs in the low 70s. Westerly winds will be sustained at 7-10mph with gusts to 15mph possible. Relative humidity will be near 20% today.

The Routt National Forest emergency area closure remains in place. 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

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

Silver Creek Fire Update 8-22-18

The following information is provided by the Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team.

Structures Lost: 0
Injuries: 0
Fire Size: 4745 acres
Containment: 15%

Cooler weather and recent rains have slowed growth around the perimeter of the Silver Creek Fire. Even as acreage remains steady, dry heavy timber continues to burn within the interior and full suppression continues with foremost concern toward firefighter and public safety.

Containment has increased to 15%; much of the containment is along the west edge of Red Dirt Reservoir. As firefighters extinguish hotspots around the fire, bulldozers and logging equipment are strengthening fireline by removing trees and vegetation along Forest Road 100. Protective fireline has also been constructed at portions of Forest Roads 250 and 185. At the northeast corner of the fire, crews have built containment lines and safety zones around spot fires. In areas which are safe for equipment and crews, fireline repair has begun to improve drainage and prevent runoff.

Weather today is expected to be cooler with alternating periods of sun and rain showers. Temperatures will reach the mid-60s, and humidity will stay around 50%. Winds will be generally light with gusts to 15 mph; strong and erratic outflow winds are possible as thunderstorms pass.

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 heed all closures and only travel where needed.

The Latigo Ranch area is still under a full evacuation order; Old Park, and Gore Lakes areas remain under pre-evacuation notice by the Grand County Sheriff. For the most current evacuation information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/GrandCountyOEM/?ref=br_rs.

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/
Fire Information – Phone: 307-840-9810
Email: 2018_wymrf_silvercreekfire@firenet.gov
Call Center Hours of Operation: 8 am – 9 pm

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

Silver Creek Fire Update 8-19-18

The following information is provided by the Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team:

Summary:
Fire Size: 4778
Containment: 5%
Structures Lost: 0
Firefighters: 514

The Silver Creek Fire experienced minimal activity yesterday due to precipitation over the fire area as well as lower temperatures and higher relative humidities. Higher winds associated with passing storms yesterday afternoon and evening did not significantly impact fire behavior or fire growth.

Colorado Highway 134 remains closed due to firefighting activity, and the Latigo Ranch, Old Park, and Gore Lakes areas remain under mandatory evacuation by the Grand County Sheriff.

Crews continue to employ full suppression tactics as they continue to build direct fireline on the southeast side of the fire. On the west side of the fire, heavy equipment will continue to be used to improve fireline previously constructed by bulldozers and logging equipment as crews prepare Forest Road 100 for possible burnout operations when conditions allow. These burnout operations, should they occur, will consume unburned fuel between the fire’s edge and the fireline.

A cooler, stable air mass has settled into the region over the past day. This will bring scattered morning clouds which will increase in the afternoon to include possible light showers. Northwest winds will shift to north and then northeast throughout the day; gusts up to 25mph may be possible. The high temperature for today will be in the mid-60s with minimum relative humidity around 30%. Overnight temperatures could reach freezing.

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management utilizes the CodeRED notification system to notify the community of emergency situations. If you are not already signed up, visit https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/8353F1C0B3BC for more information.

An area implemented by the Routt National Forest closure remains in. It may be viewed at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5985/45808/. Colorado Highway 134 remains closed due to firefighting activity.

The public is asked to stay clear of the area to allow firefighters to safely manage the 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

Silver Creek Fire Update 8-18-18

Today's fire information provided by the Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue Team

Fire Size: 4,778 Acres
Containment: 5%
Firefighters: 448

Summary: Crews continue suppression efforts around the perimeter of the Silver Creek Fire, focusing resources on the south edge nearest Latigo Ranch as well as Old Park and Gore Lakes subdivisions. Public and firefighter safety is the top priority of this full suppression fire as crews work to protect private property and infrastructure.

Firefighters spent yesterday creating and improving fireline along much of Forest Road 100. Bulldozers and logging equipment have completed fireline west of Old Park and will continue construction south and west toward Forest Road 185. Successful burnout operations have occurred along portions of Forest Road 100, removing vegetation and further strengthening fireline on the southwestern side of the fire. If weather and ground conditions allow, more burnout operations may occur today.

Fire engines and water tenders continue to prepare structures south and east of the fire. Large, medium, and light helicopters are assigned to the Silver Creek Fire, and other local air resources are available for support as needed.

Fire growth increased slightly to 4,778 acres as aerial mapping has provided more accurate analysis. Area thunderstorms have brought little rain to the Silver Creek Fire; active fire behavior is possible later today, with spotting and tree torching probable within the mixed-conifer forest.

Morning fog and light rains will give way to sunny skies this afternoon; temperatures will reach the low 70s and relative humidity will reach 30%. A cold front is expected to pass through the area this afternoon, bringing gusty winds up to 25 mph. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms may produce dangerous lightning and erratic winds.

The Latigo Ranch, Old Park, and Gore Lakes areas remain under mandatory evacuation by the Grand County Sheriff.

The Routt National Forest has implemented an emergency area closure. It may be viewed at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5985/45808/. A portion of Colorado Highway 134 remains closed due to firefighting activity. Please visit http://www.cotrip.org/travelAlerts.htm#?roadId= for current road information. The public is asked to stay clear of the area to allow firefighters to safely manage the 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

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