EAGLE, Colo. — Firefighters today will work to hold the area of the fire that crossed Forest Road 400 (West Brush Creek Road), aided by two heavy helicopters and a light helicopter. Crews are scouting East Brush Creek Road for fireline opportunities as a contingency.
Firefighers have burned in some fireline north and east of Crooked Creek Park as they work to keep the fire from moving farther south. Crews will also work to contain the heel of the fire on the north side, and people may see air tankers helping with that effort.
The fire is currently 3,583 acres. There is currently no containment estimate. The cause is under investigation but lightning is suspected.
The Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team will assume management of the fire beginning tomorrow and will be based out of the Eagle Valley Middle School in Eagle. People should be aware of increased fire traffic in the downtown Eagle area.
A virtual community meeting will be held on the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at 6 p.m. tonight.
The White River National Forest will enter Stage 2 fire restrictions on Friday.
The White River National Forest has issued a closure order for the area around the Sylvan Fire.
The latest information including closure maps is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7562/.
For more information about wildfire smoke visit https://www.epa.gov/smoke-ready-toolbox-wildfires.