SATURDAY FIRE UPDATES: Grizzly Creek Fire continues to spread to east, southeast; check out the latest map
UPDATE 6:45 p.m. Saturday: The latest Grizzly Creek Fire information map is available on Inciweb and below. A new one will be shared by fire command Sunday morning showing today’s fire growth.
“The fire has remained active over the past few nights as shown in this photo taken last night along the Colorado River,” according to the latest update from fire officials.
UPDATE 5:15 p.m. Saturday: The Grizzly Creek Fire remains active this afternoon with fire spread primarily to the east and south, being pushed by moderate winds, according to a late afternoon update from firefighting operations command.
“Heavy smoke is present throughout the area as the fire is consuming unburned fuels along its advancing front,” according to the latest update. “No new evacuations have been issued at this time, but check back regularly for updates.”
All previous evacuations remain in effect.
Based on weather conditions, smoke impacts in the vicinity of the fire may vary. An interactive air quality map is available from EPA at https://fire.airnow.gov/.
Also, Air Quality Advisories for Wildfire Smoke and the Colorado Smoke Outlook are available from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colo_advisory.aspx.
UPDATE 10 a.m. Saturday: The Grizzly Creek fire spread to 19,440 acres overnight, according to a release from the US Forest Service.
Favorable winds on Friday helped with maintaining fire lines in the No Name drainage, where the fire stayed low, while containment efforts on the southeast side helped prevent an eastern spread.
“The fire became very active west of Bair Ranch and backed under I-70,” the release states. “Firefighting efforts will include structure protection in the (evacuation) areas of Spring Valley, High Aspen and Lookout Mountain, and continue structure protection efforts on the I-70 corridor from No Name to Shoshone Power Station, Bair Ranch and Dostsero.”
Grizzly Creek Fire – 19,440 acres
Start Date – Aug. 10
Location – Glenwood Canyon
Containment – 0%
Hand Crews – 15 (20 person)
Helicopters – 15
Engines – 26
Water Tenders – 2
Dozers, feller bunchers and other logging equipment
Total Personnel – 553
For more information:
Grizzly Creek Fire Facebook page
Fire Information Line – (970) 930-1850
The Grizzly Creek Fire in Glenwood Canyon made a major run late Thursday night, more than doubling in size to 13,441 acres (revised after a mapping flyover) with new areas of fire spread on the east and northeast sides of the canyon.
Watch: Friday evening Facebook live community meeting in Glenwood Springs.
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