Nov. 6 Update Firefighters are continuing to monitor the Grizzly Creek Fire and are reporting occasional smokes, particularly on the recent warm afternoons. Smoke is mostly from smoldering in the timber litter, duff and some dead and down on the west side of the Grizzly Creek drainage. The fire remains in the steep, rugged terrain difficult for firefighters to access safely. The fire is not currently expected to grow from this activity. Firefighters will continue monitoring and will evaluate the impacts of this weekend’s anticipated moisture.
The fire remains 32,631 acres and 91 percent contained.
Maps of the current area closure as well as the fire perimeter are available on InciWeb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/. Check www.blm.gov or www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver for the latest fire restriction information.
Date of Origin:
Monday August 10th, 2020 approx. 01:30 PM
1 mile east of Glenwood Springs, CO
UCR Type 4
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Varied fuels including oak brush, and pinyon juniper transitioning to mixed-conifer and aspen at higher elevations. High elevation plateaus consist of rapidly curing grass and shrubs interspersed with pockets of mixed conifer. Fuels at lower elevations are moderating with increased moisture and higher humidity.
Some smokes and interior burning
Continue monitoring fire activity. Suppression action will be taken if needed.
Projected Incident Activity:
Continue monitoring occasional activity in Upper Grizzly Creek drainage.
Fire Unit Information
White River National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
900 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Grand Junction Interagency Dispatch Center
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