CO Wildfire: Beaver Creek Fire | August 14, 2016

Routt National Forest | Approximately 24 miles North of Walden, Colorado

Incident Summary

The Beaver Creek Fire ignited on June 19, 2016 @ around 1200 hours from an unknown cause on the Routt National Forest, about 24 miles North of Walden, Colorado.

The fire is burning timber and brush.


There are currently 199 firefighters with the aid of 2 crews, 15 engines, 2 bulldozers, 1 masticator, 1 feller buncher, 2 water tenders and 3 helicopters.

A Feller Buncher with a blade at the end of its boom can grab a hold of a single tree, fall it within a few seconds then do the same until it “bunches” it all up and puts it in a nice neat stack nearby. Great fire resource tool. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Current Conditions

Fire crews have reported increased fire activity on the Western flank and NE corner.  (due to poor humidity recovery)  There is a spot fire on Forest Service Rd 408.  The fire has spread into the main drainage of Forest Service Rd 498 and has scorched 35,747 acres.

Crews still have the fire at a 41% containment status.

Incident Cooperators

Those assisting on this fire are called Incident Cooperators.  Here are those who have partnered up with Fire Managers:

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • USDA Forest Service
  • Carbon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
  • State of Colorado Department of Public Safety


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