Cache Creek Fire


Incident #: WRF-409
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 10.8 miles SSW of Rifle, CO
Acres: 2,703
Agency: Grand Junction Interagency Wildland Fire Dispatch Center (CO-GJC)
Dispatch Notes: Iqcs = 420633 | Contain: 10/08/18 1000 control: 12/01/18 1200 out: 12/06/18 1500

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 day, 22 hours ago — Cache Creek Fire area closure to be lifted on FridayRIFLE, Colo. - Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, the Rifle Ranger District of the White River National Forest will lift the Cache Creek Fire emergency area closure and reopen popular hunting areas and trails. Much of the burned area has cooled, but there is still minimal fire activity in the vicinity of the Cache Creek and Battlement Creek drainages.The Cache Creek Fire is 55% contained, and it continues to smolder in interior fuels. The fire will remain at current containment due to steep, inaccessible terrain located on the southern portion of the fire. The fire continues to be monitored by local fire managers. The public can expect to see smoke on hot, dry days until a season-ending weather event occurs such as multiple days of rain or snow.“We are glad to be able to lift this closure ahead of the height of hunting season,” said Sarah Hankens, District Ranger. “We ask that hunters and recreationists avoid the...


Incident Contact
Cache Creek Fire (Rifle Ranger District)
Phone: 970-625-2371
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
900 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Saturday July 28th, 2018 approx. 08:22 PM
Approximately 8 miles southwest of Rifle, CO
Incident Commander
Chad Sewell ICT4
Incident Description

Current Situation

2,703 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Spruce-fir timber with heavy dead and downed fuel on the ground is present. Aspen at lower elevations transitions to Gambel oak, Pinyon/Juniper, and sagebrush at the lowest elevations. All fuels are critically dry and receptive to fire spread.