October 8, 2020, 7 p.m.
Contact: David Boyd, Public Affairs Officer, (970) 319-4895
Aircraft and firefighters on the ground bring Deep Creek Fire to 35% containment
DILLON, Colo. – Firefighters today have been able to keep the Deep Creek Fire to 88 acres with the support of a number of aircraft.
About 75 firefighters, a type 3 and a type 2 helicopter, a large air tanker, two single-engine air tankers, two super scoopers, and an air attack coordinating plane worked together to bring the fire to 35 percent containment.
The fire is burning in a mix of grass, sage, and beetle-killed lodgepole pine on White River National Forest and private lands northwest of Green Mountain Reservoir, about 15 miles south of Kremmling.
The fire ignited about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. It was human-caused and is under investigation.
Firefighters are coordinating closely with the Grand County and Summit County sheriff offices about evacuations. Homes in Shadow Creek Ranch, west of the Blue River, are under evacuation. The homes in Spring Creek Ranch, between Colorado 9 and the Blue River, are under pre-evacuation notice.
The BLM and White River National Forest have issued a closure order for the area around the Deep Creek Fire. Additional information about the closure, including a map, as well as fire updates are posted on https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7234/. Updates are also being posted on the White River National Forest Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WhiteRiverNF.