Forest closure in place in Grizzly Creek Fire area

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – The White River National Forest has a forest closure in place in the area of the Grizzly Creek Fire to protect public safety and prevent interference with firefighting efforts.

The closure area is the Forest boundary south of Glenwood Canyon north to the Flat Tops Wilderness boundary. The western boundary of the closure extends to about Adams Lake, and the eastern boundary is the eastern Forest boundary in the Sweetwater/Coffee Pot Road area. Forest road closures include Coffee Pot Road (FSR 600) and Transfer Trail (FSR 602).

Clintetop Mesa Road (FSR 603) is west of the closure and is currently open. The Grizzly Creek Fire is an active fire, and this closure could be expanded as conditions change.

The latest closure information is available at www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver. The latest information about the Grizzly Creek Fire is available on InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/ and Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO.   

“We’ve received tremendous support from the community during the Grizzly Creek Fire,” said White River Forest Deputy Supervisor Lisa Stoeffler. “We appreciate everyone’s continued patience and cooperation during this firefighting effort.”

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