Smoke continues on Grizzly Creek Fire

Firefighters are monitoring smoke that continues to be visible from the Grizzly Creek Fire on warm afternoons and will take action if needed.

Currently, smoke is showing in the Grizzly Creek drainage on the north side of the fire and the Devil’s Hole drainage south of I-70 are not posing threats to the fire line, and the fire has not grown. It remains 32,431 acres and 91 percent contained.

Eight firefighters from the White River Fire Module are on the ground monitoring the fire. A type 3 helicopter with five crew members is assigned and available in Rifle when needed.

“We’ll continue to see smoke like this until we get some moisture,” said Incident Commander Dan Nielsen. “Please respect the area closure of the fire perimeter and remember the White River National Forest and BLM in this area are in Stage 1 fire restrictions.”

Maps of the current area closure as well as the fire perimeter are available on InciWeb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/. Check www.blm.gov or www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver for the latest fire restriction information.

Smoke continues on Grizzly Creek Fire