New Fire WNW of Williams

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Steve Ford
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New Fire WNW of Williams

Postby Steve Ford » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:08 pm

There is a new fire in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness (Silver Creek fire). Roughly between Oak Creek and Kremmling on the west slope of the Gore Range east of the Yampa Valley and WNW of Gore Peak. 'started Sat, lightning is thought to be the cause. Since it is in wilderness and in beetle kill/damaged lodge pole, management will likely be to ensure that it does not leave that area and get into ranch land outside the wilderness. This means that, as long as it remains in wilderness, it will be left to burn much like the Beaver Creek and Hayden Creek (Pass) fires.

So, before heading to Williams to fly, check TFRs in the area. There is not currently any TFR but there is a helicopter doing recon and a Type III incident team is assembling to ensure that the fire does not leave wilderness. If it blows up like Hayden Creek did, expect to see a TFR go up. ... w-wildfir/

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