Grizzly Creek Fire – 30,719 acres
Start Date: Aug. 10
Location: Glenwood Canyon
Hand Crews: 15
Water Tenders: 13
Feller bunchers and other logging equipment
Total Personnel: 804
Yesterday’s Activity: Fire behavior increased yesterday due to hot and dry
weather conditions over the fire area. Unburned islands continued to burn and smolder. Fire did make a push onto the plateau on the northwest side of the fire and air resources dropped retardant. Fire was active in the morning in near Bair Ranch and crews conducted burnout operations to secure containment.
Engines, heavy equipment, air resources and fire crews were utilized to achieve containment objectives on the west, south and east flanks of the fire. Existing control lines around the fire perimeter continued to hold. Firefighters began mop up operations in some portions of the fire.
Today’s Activity: Increased fire behavior is expected again today. Burnout
operations are planned today in the Bair Ranch area and to the south. In addition to mop up operations, the BAER team will continue their assessment of the fire’s impact on natural resources. This assessment usually begins before a fire is contained and involves a series of immediate post-fire actions to be taken to repair damages, minimize soil erosion and mitigate impacts from fire suppression activities.
This morning at 6:00am CDOT reopened the I-70 corridor for through traffic
from Gypsum to Glenwood Springs. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while driving in this corridor because fire crews are still using the road to access the fire.
Daily operations video updates will be posted on the Grizzly Creek Fire facebook page. Maps and other information will also be posted on inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/.
Evacuations: Please go to Garfield County website at www.garfield-county.com and Eagle County at www.ecemergency.org, as well as on official Facebook accounts.
Road Closures: Coffee Pot Road, and Transfer Trail roads and areas of the Flattops accessed by those roads are also closed, as well as many
surrounding White River National Forest and BLM roads. For more information regarding road closures: www.cotrip.org
Area Closures: BLM recreation sites and boat ramps on the southern portion of the Colorado River Road (RD 301) near Dotsero, Colorado. Specifically, Cottonwood Landing boat ramp, Lyons campground and boat ramp, and Dotsero boat ramp.
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in place for all jurisdictions. https://colorado.gov/pacific/dfpc/fire-restriction-information
A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. If you fly, we can’t http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/
For more information:
Fire Information Line: (970) 930-1850
Media Line: (970) 930-1089
Office Hours: 7am-10pm