AIMT: Grizzly Creek Fire at 32,304 acres, community meeting tonight

Grizzly Creek Fire statistics:
Fire size: 32,304 acres
Start date: 08/10/2020
Location: Glenwood Canyon
Cause: Under investigation
Containment: 61%
Total personnel: 724

Special note: There is a Facebook Live community meeting tonight, Aug. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO for updates and a live Q&A with the Alaska Incident Management Team, local officials and cooperating agencies.

Current situation: It was a tense day at the command center Tuesday after the National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued an afternoon flash flood watch for heavy rains over the burn area. Though the west end of the fire did receive some light precipitation, the heavy rains never developed. However, the situation highlighted concerns about the potential for flooding and debris flow in the Glenwood Canyon due to the fire.

Meanwhile, fire managers on the Alaska Incident Management Team continued to gather awareness and explore opportunities for ways to increase containment on the fire from the present estimated 61%. The team also began developing a repair plan for sections of the fire where suppression actions impacted the landscape.

Helicopters used water drops to cool hot spots in the No Name and Grizzly Creek drainages on the northwest edge of the fire so that firefighters could access and reconnaissance the area for opportunities to take direct action on what has been one of the fire’s remaining problem areas. Crews also worked on securing uncontained line to the east of that area taking direct action where conditions allowed.

Fire behavior was tame over most of the fire area but there are still visible smokes popping up in the interior when the fire finds receptive fuels in the form of unburned islands, specifically in the Cinnamon Creek and Devil’s Hole Creek drainages north of Green Lake. Fire managers scouted that area to determine where they might be able to put boots on the ground to secure uncontained lines.

Elsewhere, firefighters mopped up after a successful, multi-day firing operation on Spruce Ridge above Bair Ranch and continued to monitor, patrol and mop up other areas to increase the width of containment lines.

Interstate 70 remains open to two-way traffic but motorists should expect periodic delays due to possible firefighting activity or other work related to powerline and road repairs or flash floods.

Road closures: Coffee Pot Road, Transfer Trail Road and areas of the Flattops accessed by those roads are closed, as are many surrounding White River National Forest and BLM roads. Go to www.cotrip.org.

Flight restrictions: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire to provide a safe operating environment for firefighting aircraft. Go to https://tfr.faa.gov/.

Fire Information/Media Line: (970) 930-1850
Email: 2020.grizzlycreek@firenet.gov
Incident: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/ 

AIMT: Grizzly Creek Fire at 32,304 acres, community meeting tonight

AIMT: Grizzly Creek Fire at 61 percent containment

Grizzly Creek Fire statistics:
Size:
32,060 acres
Containment: 61 percent
Location: Glenwood Canyon
Start date: Aug. 10
Cause: under investigation
Total personnel: 806

Community meeting: A Facebook Live community meeting is being held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in Glenwood Springs at the Garfield County Administration Building.

EAGLE, Colorado – Following a transfer of command from the Great Basin Team 1, the Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team took charge of the fire at 6 a.m. today. Alaska Incident Commander Norm McDonald lauded the outgoing team for a smooth handoff. The Alaska Team’s intent is to “build on their success and continue to adhere to the COVID protocols that have been put in place.”

Tuesday was another successful day on the fireline, as containment increased to 61%. Containment lines continued to hold, despite strong outflow winds that swept across the fire east to west early Tuesday evening due to passing thunderstorms. Similar weather conditions are expected over the fire today.

Firefighters wrapped up a successful, multi-day firing operation on Spruce Ridge above Bair Ranch, burning out an internal bowl of unburned fuel that will connect containment lines. Firefighters will be patrolling and mopping up the firing operation over the next few days to ensure there are no spot fires across the line.

Fire activity was minimal elsewhere on the fire Tuesday. Interior smokes popped up in the usual places, such as the No Name and Grizzly Creek drainages, and will continue to do so until significant rainfall. Personnel hiked into Hanging Lake National Natural Landmark to identify hazard trees that need to be removed and reported no smokes in the area

Assisted by operations personnel from the Great Basin Team 1, fire managers with the Alaska Team have spent the last two days scouting the fire to get oriented and build on established objectives. Firefighters will continue patrolling and reinforcing containment lines while looking for opportunities to improve contingency lines to the north and south if the fire becomes more active in those areas.
Interstate 70 remains open to two-way traffic but motorists should expect periodic delays due to possible firefighting activity or other work related powerline and road repairs

Road closures: Coffee Pot Road, Transfer Trail Road and areas of the Flattops accessed by those roads are closed, as are many surrounding White River National Forest and BLM roads. Go to www.cotrip.org.

Flight restrictions: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire to provide a safe operating environment for firefighting aircraft. Go to https://tfr.faa.gov/.

Fire information:
Fire information/media line:
(970) 930-1850
Email: 2020.grizzlycreek@firenet.gov
Incident: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6758
BLM Alaska Fire Service Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLMAFS
Twitter: @fire_grizzly

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AIMT: Grizzly Creek Fire al 61 por ciento de contención

Actualization diaria – 26 de agosto, 2020
Contención:
61%
Acres (13,072 hectáreas)
total de personal: 806

Reunión comunitaria: Este jueves a las 6 p.m. se llevará a cabo una reunión comunitaria en vivo por Facebook en Glenwood Springs en el edificio administrativo del condado de Garfield.

Después un traspaso de mando del equipo 1 de Great Basin, el equipo de gestión de incidentes de tipo 1 Alaska se hizo cargo del incendio a las 6 de la mañana de hoy. El comandante de gestión de incidentes de este equipo, Norm McDonald, elogió al equipo saliente por un traspaso sin problemas. La intención del equipo Alaska es “basarse en el éxito del otro equipo y seguir adhiriéndose a los protocolos que se han puesto en marcha referentes al COVID.”

El martes fue otro día exitoso en la línea cortafuego, ya que la contención aumentó al 61%. Las líneas de contención siguieron aguantando, a pesar de los fuertes vientos de salida que arrastraron el fuego de este a oeste en las primeras horas de la tarde del martes debido a las tormentas que pasaban. Hoy se esperan condiciones climáticas similares para el combate del incendio.

Los bomberos concluyeron una exitosa operación de quema de varios días en Spruce Ridge sobre Bair Ranch, quemando un depósito interno de combustible sin quemar que conectará las líneas de contención. Los bomberos patrullarán y limpiarán la operación de quema en los próximos días para asegurarse de que no haya fuegos secundarios en la línea.
El martes, la actividad de los incendios fue mínima en otros lugares del incendio forestal. El humo interior apareció en los lugares habituales, como los desagües de No Name y Grizzly Creek, y continuará haciéndolo hasta que caiga una lluvia significativa. El personal caminó hasta el Hanging Lake, considerado un lugar natural nacional, para identificar los árboles peligrosos que deben ser removidos y reportaron que no hay humo en el área.

Con la ayuda del personal de operaciones del equipo de Great Basin 1, los jefes de bomberos del equipo de Alaska han pasado los dos últimos días explorando el incendio para orientarse y seguir trabajando con los objetivos establecidos. Los bomberos continuarán patrullando y reforzando las líneas de contención mientras buscan oportunidades para mejorar las líneas de contingencia al norte y al sur si el fuego se vuelve más activo en esas áreas.

La Interestatal 70 sigue abierta al tráfico en ambos sentidos, pero los automovilistas deben esperar retrasos periódicos debido a la posible actividad de extinción de incendios u otras reparaciones de las líneas eléctricas y las carreteras.

Cierre de caminos: Están cerrados los caminos Coffee Pot Road y Transfer Trail, y las zonas de Flattops a las que se accede por esas rutas, así como también muchos caminos del bosque nacional White River y BLM. Para más información sobre el cierre de caminos, visite: www.cotrip.org.

Restricciones de vuelos: Se ha establecido una Restricción Temporal de Vuelo (TFR, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre el incendio forestal para proporcionar un entorno operativo seguro para los aviones de extinción de incendios. Visite el sitio https://tfr.faa.gov/.

Información sobre el incendio y línea de medios: (970) 930-1850
Correo electrónico: 2020.grizzlycreek@firenet.gov

AIMT: Grizzly Creek Fire at 61 percent containment

Grizzly Creek Fire at 32,060 acres, 44 percent containment

Grizzly Creek Fire statistics:
Size:
32,060 acres
Containment: 44%
Start date: Aug. 10
Location: Glenwood Canyon

Special notes: A Facebook Live community meeting for the Grizzly Creek Fire is planned for this evening, August 25, from 6 – 7 p.m.

Yesterday’s activity: Successful firing operations occurred on Spruce Ridge yesterday. There was some lightning reported Monday afternoon, as well as strong outflow winds causing fire activity to pick up in several areas within the perimeter of the fire. Containment of the fire has increased to 44%

CDOT reopened the I-70 corridor for through traffic from Gypsum to Glenwood Springs, urging drivers to use extreme caution while driving in this corridor as fire crews are still using the road to access the fire. The interstate is open to through traffic only, and there will likely be periodic closures due to mudslides and other events. No stopping is allowed, and rest areas are closed. Reduced speed limits are also in place. A flare up at mile marker 126.5 yesterday evening, temporarily closed the highway, while helicopter’s utilized buckets to drop water.

Today’s activity: There will very likely be increased fire activity today, as interior fuels flare up as a result of low fuels moisture, higher temperatures, and expected outflow winds. Additional cloud cover is expected today and there is an increased chance for thunderstorms and lightning this afternoon and tonight. Motorists through Glenwood Canyon may see smoke and flames within the perimeter and should not call 911.

This is the last day for Great Basin’s Team 1, Type 1 Incident Management Team, who will end their 14-day tour tonight. The Alaska Type 1 IMT will spend today shadowing the GB T1 and will be assuming command of the incident.

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.

Road closures: Coffee Pot Road and TGransfer Trail roads and areas of the Flattops accessed by those roads are closed, as well as many surrounding the White River National Forest and BLM roads. Go to www.cotrip.org for more information regarding road closures.

Area closures: BLM recreation sites and boat ramps on the southern portion of Colorado River Road (RD 3012) near Dotsero, Colo. Specifically, the Cottonwood landing boat ramp; Lyons campground and boat ramp; and the Dotsero boat ramp.

Fire restrictions: Stage 2 for all jurisdictions.

Flight restrictions: A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area.

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Grizzly Creek Fire en 32,060 acres, 44 por ciento de contención

Actualización diaria – 25 de agosto, 2020

Contención: 44%
Acres: 32,060 (12974.22 hectáreas)

* Junta de la comunidad del incendio forestal de Grizzly Creek esta planeada para hoy por Facebook live, 25 de agosto, de 6pm -7pm, Interpetación simultánea en español en la pagina de “Mi salud mi charco”  https://www.facebook.com/MiSaludMiCharco

Actividad de ayer: Las operaciones de quema exitosas ocurrieron ayer en Spruce Ridge. Se reportaron algunos rayos el lunes por la tarde, así como de fuertes vientos de salida que hicieron que la actividad del fuego se intensificara en varias áreas dentro del perímetro del incendio. La contención del fuego ha aumentado al 44%

CDOT reabrió el corredor de la I-70 para el tráfico de paso de Gypsum a Glenwood Springs, instando a los conductores a tener extrema precaución al conducir por este corredor, ya que los bomberos siguen utilizando la carretera para acceder al incendio. La interestatal está abierta sólo al tráfico de paso, y es probable que haya cierres periódicos debido a los deslizamientos de tierra y otros acontecimientos. No se permite detenerse y las áreas de descanso están cerradas. También se han establecido límites de velocidad reducidos. Una bengala en el marcador de la milla 126.5 ayer por la tarde, cerró temporalmente la autopista, mientras que los helicópteros utilizaron cubos para dejar caer agua.

Actividad de hoy: Es muy probable que hoy haya una mayor actividad de incendios, ya que los combustibles del interior se encienden como resultado de la baja humedad de los combustibles, las temperaturas más altas y los vientos de salida previstos. Se espera una mayor cobertura de nubes hoy y hay una mayor posibilidad de tormentas y relámpagos esta tarde y esta noche. Los automovilistas que atraviesen Glenwood Canyon pueden ver humo y llamas dentro del perímetro y no deben llamar al 911.
Este es el último día del Equipo 1 de Great Basin y del Equipo de Manejo de Incidentes Tipo 1, que terminarán su recorrido de 14 días esta noche. El IMT de Tipo 1 de Alaska pasará el día de hoy siguiendo al GB T1 y asumirá el mando del incidente.

*El número de la línea de medios cambió al 970-930-1850

En la página de Facebook del incendio Grizzly Creek se pueden ver videos actualizados de las operaciones diarias. También se pueden ver mapas y otra información por internet en https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/

Grizzly Creek Fire at 32,060 acres, 44 percent containment