Day 4: Grizzly Creek Fire Grows to 6,251 Acres, 0% contained

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Grizzly Creek Fire Facebook Page

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — The Grizzly Creek fire, burning in Glenwood Canyon, is now 6,251 acres and 0% contained. The fire has been active since Monday, August 10th.

Thursday’s weather and fire behavior is expected to be similar to Wednesday’s with active fire behavior and Red Flag Warning conditions due to gusty winds and low relative humidity.

On Wednesday afternoon, the fire reached the bottom of the No Name drainage, which will be a focus of firefighters today. Hotshot crews are working to contain spot fires along the ridge south of No Name drainage, and establish an anchor point and firelines.

Residents in north Glenwood Springs should be prepared for rapidly changing conditions that may lead to pre-evacuation notices. Evacuation information is posted on the Garfield County website at www.Garfield-county.com. Firefighters continue to do structure protection in several locations around the fire including the Shoshone Power Plant, Lookout Mountain, and the No Name subdivision. The fire is also fairly active on the east side, near Deadman’s Gulch, where crews are
working to keep fire from spotting across I-70 in additional locations. Heavy equipment
is working in more accessible areas. Helicopters and airtankers are supporting the
efforts of engines and ground crews.

Great Basin Type 1 Team, Incident Commander Marty Adell assumed command of the
Grizzly Creek Fire at 6 a.m. Thursday. 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/. The team will host a virtual
FaceBook live community meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020.

Evacuations: For updated information about evacuations in Garfield County, go to the
Garfield County website and sign up for notifications at garco911.com. For residents of\
Eagle County, go to www.ecalert.org to sign up for notifications.

Evacuations have been ordered for the following neighborhoods:

  • No Name
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Homestead Estates
  • Bair Ranch
  • High Aspen Ranch
  • Coulter Creek
  • Cottonwood Pass
  • Spring Valley Ranch

Road Closures: I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum, with no estimated time
for reopening; Cottonwood Pass Road in Garfield and Eagle counties and Independence
Pass are closed; Coffee Pot Road, Transfer Trail and Clinetop Mesa roads and areas of
the Flattops accessed by those roads are also closed, as well as many surrounding White
River National Forest and BLM roads. Maps of the closures are available on Inciweb:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/

Area Closures: White River National Forest and the BLM Grand Junction Field Office
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in place for all jurisdictions.
Information is at https://colorado.gov/pacific/dfpc/fire-restriction-information

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