The Kruger Rock Fire was called controlled on November 29, 2021.
From Larimer County Sheriff's Office Media Release "Kruger Rock Fire Update", published Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 10:22 p.m. (https://www.larimer.org/spotlights/2021/11/16/kruger-rock-fire-update)
On November 16, 2021, at about 6:50 a.m., a small wildfire was reported near Little Valley Road and Fish Creek Road southeast of Estes Park. Multiple resources responded and found the fire burning in very steep terrain. Gusting winds and low relative humidity caused the fire to spread quickly and threatened several structures in the area. Multiple voluntary and mandatory evacuations were ordered during the day and notifications were sent to 1,644 contacts (not individuals or homes). No structure damage has been reported.
An investigation into the cause of the fire has revealed high winds blew a tree onto a nearby powerline causing it to arc and start the fire.
For more information, please visit https://www.larimer.org/kruger-rock-fire.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office lifted all evacuations Friday, 11/19/2021, at 5 p.m.
100% containment of the fire was reached on 11/20/2021 at 6 p.m.
The US Forest Service expects to staff the fire at the current level at least through Friday, 11/26/2021. Each day, firefighters will continue to check the fire and mop-up in areas where it's safe to do so.
Residents can expect to see some smoke and flames at times in the interior of the fire. Please do not call 9-1-1.
11/22/2021 - The U.S. Forest Service has reduced the size of the closure area near the Kruger Rock Fire. Please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=70327 to see the new closure order and map of the closure area.
For more information about the Canyon Lakes Ranger District on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grassland, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=36603.
Larimer County has closed Hermit Park Open Space for the season, effective 11/24/2021, due to conditions related to the Kruger Rock Fire. Please visit https://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/parks/hermit-park for more information.
See Incident Overview.
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:00 AM MST
2 miles southeast of Estes Park, CO
US Forest Service: Nate Hallam, Chanse Smith (T)
Timber, grass and understory with heavy dead and down fuels in the area.
Projected Incident Activity:
The weather pattern is expected to remain mainly sunny with occasional clouds, highs ranging from low to mid 40s to mid to upper 50s, and breezy at least through next Monday, 12/6/2021.
Acreage is estimated from MMA flight on 11/19/2021 at 11:26 a.m. A US Forest Service Type 4 incident management team took control of the fire at 7 a.m. on 11/22/2021.
Canyon Lakes Ranger District Phone: 970-295-6700 Hours: Mon to Fri; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland U.S. Forest Service 2150 Centre Avenue Building E Fort Collins, CO 80526