Fire Update: July 26, 2018

STEWART GULCH FIRE

Location: 20 miles southwest of Meeker

Cause: not reported, likely lightning

Containment: not reported

Started: July 24

Size: approximately 47 acres

Resources: BLM on-scene

The Stewart Gulch Fire is burning at approximately mile marker 15 of County Road 5/Piceance Creek Road. We’ll update with more information as we receive it.

For more information, visit: http://www.theheraldtimes.com/breaking-new-fire-in-piceance-basin/rio-blanco-county/

SULPHUR FIRE

Location: 5 miles north of Meeker

Cause: Lightning

Containment: 8%

Started: July 22

Size: 671 acres

Resources: Approximately 119 on-scene

The Sulphur Fire is burning in oak brush and tall grass. Helicopters continue to conduct bucket drops as crews work to secure containment lines, protect existing structures, and extinguish hot spots along Sulphur Creek Road.

Sulphur Creek Road/County Road 11 is closed to the public at the bottom of the Sage Hills Subdivision turn off. Please be aware of heavy fire traffic along this road.

For more information, visit: http://www.theheraldtimes.com/breaking-crews-responding-to-fire-in-the-wilson-creek-area-north-of-meeker/meeker/

INDIAN VALLEY FIRE

Location: 16 miles northwest of Meeker

Cause: Lightning

Containment: 40%

Started: July 20

Size: 5,444 acres

Resources: Approximately 235 on-scene

The Indian Valley Fire is burning in the Colorow Mountain area in grass, brush and timber. Crews continue to prep for burnout operations. You may see increased smoke in the coming days as firefighters conduct these burnouts.

For more information, visit http://www.theheraldtimes.com/everything-we-know-about-the-indianvalleyfire-so-far/rio-blanco-county/

 

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