Grizzly Creek Fire Update Sep. 9

Local News

EAGLE, Colo. – Tuesday’s moisture helped further moderate fire behavior. Fire personnel are mostly away from fire lines until conditions on the ground dry to allow better access. Suppression and suppression repair activities will resume as conditions dry. 

Scattered showers may continue today with a better chance of rain tomorrow.  A drying trend is anticipated this weekend.      

The Grizzly Creek Fire remains 91 percent contained and has not grown in 11 days. Fire resources will continue to be released to travel home or to new fires. 

On Thursday, management of the Grizzly Creek Fire transitioned from the Alaska Type 1 team to the Type 3 Upper Colorado River Fire Incident Management Team, under the command of Eric White.  

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is assessing the fire for imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands. The team is composed of resource specialists such as hydrologists, geologists, botanists, soils scientists, archeologists, wildlife biologists, and engineers.  

Unless circumstances change, the daily update schedule will be reduced, going forward, to once every two to three days.

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