Ryan Fire


Incident #: MRF-598
Fire Start: 6 months ago
Location: 14.3 miles NE of Columbine, CO
Acres: 28,585
Agency: Craig Interagency Dispatch Center (CO-CRC)
Dispatch Notes: Wy-mrf-598iqcs: 427316 | Contain: 10/30/18 1620 control: 11/26/18 1006 out: 12/13/18 1230

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 17 hours, 51 mins ago — Area closure rescinded for Ryan Fire;Ryan Fire updatesOctober 18, 2018 As of Thursday, Oct. 18, the Ryan Fire area closure has been lifted. The public may access and use the fire area, however, the fire may still be smoldering. It is not expected to be declared controlled until there is a season-ending snow event. Season-ending can be defined as significant snow expected to remain on the ground for the season.Caution is urged in burned areas, as trees may have been weakened by the fire and could easily fall. The burn area will have many ‘snags,’ or standing dead trees that are fire weakened and highly unstable, especially in high winds.Forest staff will continue to monitor the fire area as it remains in patrol status.Despite snow at higher elevations and cooler overall temperatures, National Forest visitors and particularly hunters, are advised to use caution when building and maintaining campfires. Always make sure that campfires are thoroughly extinguished before leaving a fire...


Incident Contact
s Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
Phone: 307-326-5258
Hours: M-F 8am-noon 1-4:30pm Parks Ranger District
Phone: 970-723-4610
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pmShow additional contacts
Fire Unit Information
Routt National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Saturday September 15th, 2018 approx. 07:36 PM
27 miles NW Walden, CO
Incident Commander
Sam Valdez, ICT4
40.978 latitude, -106.747 longitude

Current Situation

28,585 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber Fuel Model. Beetle-killed lodgepole pine and spruce/fir. Pine contains 40-50% dead standing and abundant down timber available to support surface to crown fires. Fire has transitioned into sagebrush/grass fuel type on east side of fire. ERCs are near the 97 percentile.
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.


Planned Actions
Continue to monitor and patrol direct/indirect line.
Projected Incident Activity
Expect minimal fire behavior with the increase in winter weather conditions.
The fire transitioned back to a local, T4 IC on October 9 at 1700.
Ownership Breakdown:
Colorado USFS: 3,020 ac
Colorado BLM: 247 ac
Colorado Private: 8 ac
Wyoming USFS: 22,639 ac
Wyoming BLM: 774 ac
Wyoming State: 35 ac
Wyoming Private: 1,862 ac
8 ACRES on Jackson County (CO-JCX)
247 ACRES on Little Snake Field Office (CO-LSD)
1862 ACRES on Carbon County (WY-CAX)
35 ACRES on Wyoming State Forestry (CPC Area) (WY-CPS)
25659 ACRES on Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests Thunder Basin National Grassland (WY-MRF)
774 ACRES on Rawlins Field Office (WY-RAD)