UCR: Warmer weather brings expected increase in fire activity at Grizzly Creek

Upper Colorado River Fire and Aviation Management Unit: Today firefighters used a helicopter to help keep fire activity in Grizzly Creek from expanding up the drainage.

With warm weather forecast through the week, firefighters expect similar fire and firefighting activity around the upper Grizzly Creek drainage. The Grizzly Creek Fire is not currently growing, but it is putting up smoke along the uncontained line in the steep, rugged drainage.

Maps of the current Forest and BLM closures as well as the fire perimeter are available on InciWeb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/.   Firefighters urge people recreating in the area of the Grizzly Creek Fire to respect the existing fire closure, which was recently reduced in size to allow more public access to the area.

The Grizzly Creek Fire remains 32,431 acres and 91 percent contained, with 18 firefighters and a helicopter working the fire.

Fire restrictions remain in place but vary based on location. Check www.blm.gov or www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver for the latest fire restriction information.

UCR: Warmer weather brings expected increase in fire activity at Grizzly Creek