Evacuation of Lookout Mountain above Glenwood Springs, as well as No Name

The #GrizzlyCreekFire Incident Command has directed an evacuation notice for the residents of Lookout Mountain The GWS Community Center is the relocation point at this time. As fire is moving up hill to the south.

Official fire information:
InciWeb
Grizzly Creek Fire facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO
Phone: #970-930-1850
grizzlycreekfire@gmail.com
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Garfield County Emergency Management: Register at garfieldcounty.net.

Evacuation of Lookout Mountain above Glenwood Springs, as well as No Name

Evacuations for Grizzly Creek Fire in No Name and Lookout Mountain

UPDATE: 8.11.20 at 2:18 pm – The #GrizzlyCreekFire Incident Command has directed an evacuation notice for the residents of Lookout Mountain The GWS Community Center is the relocation point at this time. As Fire is moving up hill to the south.

The Grizzly Creek Fire Incident Command has directed an evacuation notice for the residents of No Name. The Glenwood Springs Community Center is the relocation point at this time.

Evacuations for Grizzly Creek Fire in No Name and Lookout Mountain

Grizzly Creek Fire: residents in No Name in evacuation orders

Fire is in Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs

UPDATE 8.12.20 – 7:19 a.m. – Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: The Sheriff’s Office has evacuated, No Name, High Aspen Ranch (CR 115), Coulter Creek, CR 120 and Cottonwood pass as of last night, at the direction of the Grizzly Creek Fire Incident Command.

UPDATE 8.11.2020 7:01 p.m. –  The Grizzly Creek Fire is at 3,200 acres. There are 211 personnel on the fire and the Rocky Mountain Type 2 Incident Management Blue Team will assume command of the fire on Wednesday at 6 a.m. Cottonwood Pass Road in Eagle and Garfield counties is closed. Interstate 70 remains closed between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum. There is no estimated time for reopening. Visit www.cotrip.org for road closure information. Coffee Pot Road, Transfer Trail and Clinetop Mesa roads are closed, as is much of the BLM and Forest Service lands in those areas. Maps of the closures are available on inciweb.

UPDATE 8.11.20, 7:16 p.m. – Eagle County Sheriff’s Office: Evacuation of Coulter Creek has been ordered from the Cottonwood Pass area. Cottonwood Pass is CLOSED.

UPDATE 8.11.20, 6:15 p.m. – Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: Evacuations have been ordered for the residents of No Name and Lookout Mountain, East of Glenwood Springs. There is a pre-evacuation notice for Bair Ranch. At this time, no other evacuation notices or pre-evacuation notices have been ordered with regards to the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon.

Evacuaciones y cierres:
• Cottonwood Pass Road en los condados de Eagle y Garfield está cerrado.
• La interestatal 70 permanece cerrada entre Glenwood Springs y Gypsum. No hay tiempo estimado para reabrir. Visite www.cotrip.org para obtener información sobre el cierre de carreteras.
• Las carreteras Coffee Pot Road, Transfer Trail y Clinetop Mesa están cerradas, al igual que gran parte de las tierras de BLM y Forest Service en esas áreas. Los mapas de los cierres están disponibles en inciweb.

La comunidad de las áreas No Name, Lookout Mountain y Coulter Creek al este de Glenwood Springs fueron evacuadas hoy. Los residentes evacuados pueden ir al Centro Comunitario de Glenwood Springs.

Restricciones de incendio:
Todas las jurisdicciones en el área están bajo restricciones de incendio de la Etapa 1 y pasarán a la Etapa 2 el jueves.

Estadísticas de incendios de Grizzly Creek:
Tamaño: 3,200 acres
Contención: 0%
Personal total: 211

UPDATE 8.11.20, 5:31 p.m. – the Bureau of Land Management has issued a Notice of Public Closure for lands in the vicinity of the Grizzly Creek Fire.

UPDATE 8.11.20, 4:04 p.m. – Hot weather and winds in Glenwood Canyon are challenging firefighters’ efforts. The Grizzly Creek Fire has crossed the river upstream of the Grizzly Creek exit and established itself on the south side of the Colorado River and I-70.

Please watch the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for the latest evacuation notices.

UPDATE: 8.11.20 at 2:50 p.m. – RV sites are available free of charge at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle for anyone displaced by fires. The sites have 30/50 amp electric and water is available, though there are no sewer hookups.

UPDATE: 8.11.20 at 2:18 pm – The #GrizzlyCreekFire Incident Command has directed an evacuation notice for the residents of Lookout Mountain The GWS Community Center is the relocation point at this time. As Fire is moving up hill to the south.

UPDATE 8.1.20 at 1:45 pm – Latest acreage: 1,832 acres.

UPDATE: The Grizzly Creek Fire Incident Command has directed an evacuation notice for the residents of No Name. The Glenwood Springs Community Center is the relocation point at this time.

8.11.2020 Red flag warning

UPDATE 8.11.2020 – 11:00 am: I-70 Glenwood Canyon remains closed due to wildfire

GARFIELD & EAGLE COUNTIES:  I-70 in Glenwood Canyon continues to be closed between Mile Point 116 (Glenwood Springs) and MP 140 (Gypsum). The closure is for both directions of traffic with no estimated time of reopening. The safety closure will allow CDOT to assess two bridges located near where the Grizzly Creek Fire started, as well as increased rockfall hazard in Glenwood Canyon. Both assessments are taking place today. Rockfall has been reported and is likely due to burned vegetation no longer holding rocks in place. 

CDOT has paused some construction projects to allow for detour traffic. CDOT asks that motorists not use Cottonwood Pass (Eagle & Garfield counties) or Independence Pass as detour routes, as these roads are not built for heavy traffic or commercial oversize vehicles. Vehicles over 35 feet in length may not use Independence Pass at any time. This includes a vehicle and trailer that, together, exceed 35 feet.

DETOUR ROUTES
Drivers should anticipate additional traffic on these routes. CDOT has paused some construction projects in order to accommodate detour traffic. However, travelers should be aware of possible construction impacts on US and state highways. CDOT recommends that through traffic on I-70 use a southern detour route, due to construction on commonly used northern alternate routes.

– WESTBOUND: Denver metro area motorists can travel on US 285 to US 50, and continue west to Grand Junction. Travelers on I-70 can use CO 9 to US 285 south to US 50, or use CO 91 southwest to US 24 to US 50. 

– EASTBOUND: Motorists traveling from Grand Junction can use US 50 east to US 285 and continue to Denver. Motorists headed to areas west of Denver can also use the westbound detour in reverse.

For residents and businesses north of I-70, the following alternate routes are best:

– WESTBOUND: Motorists can connect to US 40 via CO 9 or CO 131. To continue to Grand Junction, take CO 139 south to I-70. CDOT advises commercial traffic to use CO 9 instead of CO 131, for safety purposes. Please note that while CO 13 is open at this time, it is not a recommended detour due to construction. Oversize commercial vehicles are not allowed on CO 13 due to construction

-EASTBOUND: Near Fruita, motorists can travel north on CO 139 to US 40, then south on CO 131 or CO 9, returning to I-70. As stated above, CO 13 is not recommended due to construction.

FIRE INFORMATION
Agencies are responding to the Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon. Updates and information can be found at: 

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO

970-930-1850
grizzlycreekfire@gmail.com

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8.11.20 at 6 a.m. – Grizzly Creek Fire: residents in No Name in pre-evacuation orders

Tuesday morning residents of the No Name area are under pre-evacuation orders. This means they are advised to pack necessary items and be ready to leave on a moment’s notice.

Cottonwood Pass is closed for a rolled over tractor trailer with unknown time of reopening. Eagle County is providing flaggers on both sides.

More information will come in after morning fire briefings. I-70 remains closed in both directions between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum. We do not have an estimated time for reopening, and you can find the latest at www.cotrip.org. The fire was active last night.

Monday about 60 firefighters and numerous aircraft responded to the 1,300-acre Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon near the Grizzly Creek rest area, about five miles east of Glenwood Springs. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There are no immediate threats to structures and no evacuations are in place. 

Most of the firefighting effort Monday afternoon took place from the air because the rugged terrain and extreme fire behavior. This afternoon the air attack included two VLATs (very large air tankers), five LATs (large air tankers), five helicopters, and two SEATs (single engine air tankers).

Interstate 70 is closed in both directions from Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) to Exit 140 (Gypsum); alternate routes are advised. The highway will be reopened when it is safe to do so. For Colorado Department of Transportation updates please visit: www.COTRIP.org  

The Forest Service is closing Coffee Pot Road outside of Dotsero and associated areas of the Flattops, as well as Hanging Lake. A map and more information about the closure will be posted tomorrow. 

The fire was first reported 1:29 p.m. today. Upon arrival the firefighters encountered large active flames in the I-70 median before the fire took a run up the north-facing slope.  Supporting agencies include the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Roaring Fork Fire Rescue, Carbondale Fire and Rural Fire Protection District, Colorado River Fire Rescue, and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Firefighters are coordinating closely with the Colorado Department of Transportation. 

Firefighters reported extreme fire behavior. Conditions throughout western Colorado remain very dry, and fire danger is high. 

Fire updates can be found on the Grizzly Creek Fire Facebook page @GrizzlyCreekFireCO or https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/

Grizzly Creek Fire: residents in No Name in evacuation orders

RMIMT: Pine Gulch Fire update as evacuations in place

On Sunday, the #PineGulchFireCO grew to 25,026 acres. The fire was active from the pre-dawn hours through the day, primarily on Horse Mountain. Fuels remained critically dry and winds out of the southeast continued pushing the fire northeast through the day. The fire burning on Cow Ridge continued working downslope to Kimball Creek and pushed across the Kimball Creek Road (202) late this afternoon. The fire on the north side of 202 grew to approximately 300 acres and is located along the south face of Kimball Mountain.

Both aerial and ground resources have evaluated the fire across CR 202, and firefighters are actively fighting the fire on the south side of Kimball Mountain tonight in an attempt to contain the fire that crossed the road. Fire behavior so far tonight is less extreme than firefighters saw last night, and crews will remain engaged as long as it is safe to do so. Helicopters and airtankers also assisted fire fighters during the day.

In order to provide for firefighter and public safety, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuations for residents on Roan Creek Road (204), Clear Creek Road (211), Carr Creek Road (207) and Brush Creek Road (209). Emergency Management Operations personnel are evacuating residents door to door in the area. Garfield County emergency notifications were sent from Garfield County 911 dispatch as well. For further information on evacuations in the area, please visit https://garfieldcounty.net or https://facebook.com/GarcoSheriff.

RMIMT: Pine Gulch Fire update as evacuations in place

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: Residents evacuated north of Pine Gulch Fire

Fire is in far western Garfield County above Grand Junction

UPDATE: 8.9.20 AT 11:10 p.m. – More residences evacuated north of Pine Gulch Fire

Residents on county roads 204/Roan Creek Road, 211/Clear Creek Road, 207/Carr Creek Road and 209/Brush Creek Road  are being evacuated, following the Pine Gulch Fire crossing County Road 202. The fire is spreading to the northeast. It is located to the west and north of De Beque, so is not headed towards the town as this time.

Emergency Management Operations personnel are evacuating residents door to door in the area. Garfield County Emergency notifications were sent from Garfield County 911 dispatch as well.

The Garfield County Fairgrounds is prepared to accept animals needing relocation tonight, please call 970.309.4341 for assistance; and give at least fifteen minutes notice for arrival and unlocking of gates for access.

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8.9.20 at 9:57 p.m. Residents on County Road 204 are being evacuated, as the Pine Gulch Fire spreads northward tonight. Emergency Management Operations personnel are evacuating residents door to door in the area; they had been on pre-evacuation orders since Saturday. Garfield County Emergency notifications were sent from dispatch as well.

The Garfield County Fairgrounds is prepared to accept animals needing relocation tonight, please call 970.309.4341 for assistance; and give at least fifteen minutes notice for arrival and unlocking of gates for access.

Further evacuations are possible tonight. As the fire moves northeast, pre-evacuations were announced Saturday to residences along County Road (CR) 204, as well as residences on Clear Creek Road, CR 209, and CR 207, to allow safe egress prior to advancement of the fire. Approximately eight residences are on County Road 204, and Emergency Management Operations personnel visited them Friday night in person to discuss the fire’s advancement, operations and preparations. As evacuations are ordered, residences will again be visited in person by emergency management personnel to ensure they are aware of the need to leave quickly.

A small number of residences have also been evacuated on County Roads 200 and 202 via in person notifications. Electricity to affected properties was disabled prior to the evacuations for safety. Roads are closed in the area for safe fire operations.

Emergency notifications to affected residents will also be done through Garfield County Emergency Notification System – subscribe at garco911.com. Pine Gulch Fire updates are posted on Inciweb, and pre-evacuation and evacuation information will be posted on the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office facebook page, and the county’s emergency feed at garfieldcounty.net.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office: Residents evacuated north of Pine Gulch Fire

Garfield County Emergency Management: Pine Gulch Fire pre-evacuations announced; some residences evacuated

Fire is in far western Garfield County above Grand Junction

Residences along County Road 204 in Garfield County are under notification of pre-evacuations; they are advised to pack necessary items and be ready to leave on a moment’s notice.

As the fire moves northeast, pre-evacuations are being announced to residences along County Road (CR) 204, including residences on Clear Creek Road, CR 209, and CR 207, to allow safe egress prior to advancement of the fire. Approximately eight residences are on County Road 204, and Emergency Management Operations personnel visited them last night in person to discuss the fire’s advancement, operations and preparations. If evacuations are ordered, residences will again be visited in person by emergency management personnel to ensure they are aware of the need to leave quickly.

A small number of residences have been evacuated on County Roads 200 and 202 via in person notifications. Electricity to affected properties was disabled prior to the evacuations for safety.

Emergency notifications to affected residents will also be done through Garfield County Emergency Notification System – subscribe at garco911.com. Pine Gulch Fire updates are posted on Inciweb, and pre-evacuation and evacuation information is posted on the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office facebook page, and the county’s emergency feed at garfieldcounty.net.

Garfield County Emergency Management: Pine Gulch Fire pre-evacuations announced; some residences evacuated

Glenwood Springs Fire Department: Pre-evacuation orders lifted

Wildfire is located in Oak Meadows area of Four Mile near Glenwood Springs

UPDATE: 8.8.20 at 1:13 p.m. – Glenwood Fire reports pre-evacuation orders are lifted.

Around noon, pre-evacuation orders were in place for the bottom half of South Oak Way Lane. For pre-evacuation, residents should collect their personal items and valuables and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

Mutual aid from Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Colorado River Fire Rescue and a helicopter are assisting on this incident.

More info will be released as it becomes available. View updates on facebook: @glenwoodspringsfiredepartment.

Fire updates are available at garfieldcounty.net emergency management feed. If you are a subscriber, click on posts in the emails you receive to view updates.

Visit garco911.com to register for emergency alerts, including evacuations and all hazard notifications.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department: Pre-evacuation orders lifted

Evacuations and flash flood warning in Eagle County near Basalt

Evacuation center location
2019-08-04 19:55:25 MDT 

Pitkin Community Alert for the Basalt/El Jebel, Frying Pan Valley area(s): Evacuation center for Lake Christine flooding and debris flow is the Eagle County building near Crown Mountain Park.

El centro de evacuación por inundación y flujo de escombros en el lago Christine es el edificio del condado de Eagle cerca de Crown Mountain Park.

Flash Flood Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
758 PM MDT Sun Aug 4 2019
Eagle CO-Pitkin CO-
758 PM MDT Sun Aug 4 2019

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 PM MDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN EAGLE AND NORTH CENTRAL PITKIN COUNTIES…

At 753 PM MDT, local law enforcement reported flash flooding and
mudslides along Frying Pan Road east of Basalt. Up to one inch of
rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Frying Pan Road east of Basalt on the Lake Christine Fire Burn Scar.

LAT…LON 3934 10677 3935 10689 3937 10703 3940 10699
3942 10698 3939 10677

Flash Flood Warning – National Weather Service
BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
637 PM MDT Sun Aug 4 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Southwestern Eagle County in west central Colorado…
North central Pitkin County in west central Colorado…

* Until 930 PM MDT.

* At 634 PM MDT, local law enforcement officials reported two
mudslides approximately 1.5 miles up Frying Pan Road east of
Basalt. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Frying Pan Road east of Basalt.

Excessive rainfall over the warned area will cause mud slides near
steep terrain. The mud slide can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and
other loose materials.

LAT…LON 3934 10677 3935 10689 3937 10703 3940 10699
3942 10698 3939 10677

2019-08-04 6:14 MDT
Pitkin emergency alert for the Basalt/El Jebel, Frying Pan Valley area(s): 

Active Flooding from Lake Christine Burn Scar Flooding

All persons on Pinion Road and & Cedar Drive above Pinion Road in Basalt – climb or drive to higher ground NOW. Active flooding and debris flows in area.

Todas las personas en Pinion Road y Cedar Drive sobre Pinion Road en Basalt – suban o manejen a un terreno más alto AHORA. Inundaciones activas y escombros fluyen en el área.

Frying Pan Road closed
2019-08-04 18:39:39 MDT 

Pitkin Community Traffic Alert – Frying Pan Road is CLOSED due to multiple debris flows and water over the road. Do NOT attempt to access Frying Pan Road. Crews are working to clear debris and reach trapped persons. Expected length of this event is unknown. Updates will be sent as conditions warrant.

Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Facebook updates

Evacuations and flash flood warning in Eagle County near Basalt