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Incident #: WRF-411 Fire Start: 3 months ago Location: 20.4 miles NE of Rio Blanco, CO Acres: 5,975 Agency: Grand Junction Interagency Wildland Fire Dispatch Center (CO-GJC) Dispatch Notes: Iqcs = 420709 | Contain: 10/09/18 1000
Fire Growth Potential
Updated: 4 hours, 10 mins ago — SEPTEMBER 18, 2018Press Contact: Curtis Keetch, District Ranger, 970-366-0669Cabin Lake Fire Emergency Area Closure lifted for Forest and BLM landsBUFORD, Colo. – Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Blanco Ranger District on the White River National Forest and the White River Field Office of the BLM will lift the Cabin Lake Fire emergency area closure and reopen popular hunting areas near Burro Mountain. Much of the burned area has cooled, but there is still active fire in the Sterry Lake area. The Sterry Lake Trail (Forest Service Trail No. 2240) and Forest Service Road 240 will remain closed until fire activity here ceases. The Cabin Lake Fire is 98% contained, and it continues to burn in interior fuels: “We are still seeing smoke from the fire as the interior continues to burn,” said Incident Commander, Rita Clipperton. “We will continue to have firefighters monitoring it daily and responding if any containment lines are threatened.” Hunters and others...
White River National Forest U.S. Forest Service Colorado Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Date of Origin
Sunday July 29th, 2018 approx. 02:00 PM
16 miles SE of Meeker, CO
Rita Clipperton, IC4
39.916 latitude, -107.64 longitude
Estimated Containment Date
Saturday October 06th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Late successional spruce/fire with heavy dead/down component. Aspen prevalent in many areas at middle elevation, transitioning to Gambel oak at low elevations.
Fire behavior minimal; smoldering and creeping within the burn.
Patrol and secure fire edge along the north, west and eastern portions through mop-up, patrol, and hot-spotting. Suppression tactics that are commensurate with values at risk are being implemented based on recommendations from Resource Advisors, and environmental and cultural impacts of fire suppression related activities are being re-mediated and stabilized. Continue hand seeding rehabilitated control lines.