Terrain Satellite
6.3 mi
SE of Ophir, CO
Last Updated:
55 mins, 29 secs ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Monday, October 19, 2020 7:30 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Ice Fire

As of Monday October 26, 2020, management of Ice Fire has been returned to the local Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest. No further updates to this page are anticipated unless significant developments occur. On October 27, containment was 100% with a total acreage of 596 acres.

The fire was reported on the afternoon of October 19, west of Silverton, CO on the north side of the South Mineral Creek Road (585). The fire area includes the Ice Lakes Trail and the Clear Lake Road. Closures will remain in place through the winter. Check the San Juan National Forest specials orders webpage for up to date information.  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/notices/?cid=STELPRDB5245061

The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. For additional information contact the San Juan National Forest Public Affairs Office at 970.422.2671.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Monday October 19th, 2020 approx. 01:30 PM
5 Miles West of Silverton, CO
Incident Commander:
Karl Kecman ICT4
Incident Description:
37.811, -107.78

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday October 27th, 2020 approx. 08:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Significant Events:
Minimal, Smoke may be visible from stumps and heavy fuels smoldering interior

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Local resources will patrol the fire as needed.
Projected Incident Activity:
Little to no perimeter growth. Fire received precipitation from snow and rain, wetting critical fuels, with cooler temperatures forecasted through the week and another slight chance of precipitation again at the end of the week.
Fire is 100% contained as of 8:00am on 10/27/2020.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Rain and snow was received the last two days with cooler temperatures forecasted and a slight chance of precipitation on Friday. Access to fire area may be limited due to snow coverage on roads and slopes.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Email: esther.godson@usda.gov
Phone: 970-422-2671
Hours: M-F, 8-5
Fire Unit Information
San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301