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.
Date of Origin:
Monday October 19th, 2020 approx. 01:30 PM
5 Miles West of Silverton, CO
Karl Kecman ICT4
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday October 27th, 2020 approx. 08:00 AM
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
Minimal, Smoke may be visible from stumps and heavy fuels smoldering interior
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.
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.
Hours: M-F, 8-5
Fire Unit Information
San Juan National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301