Beaver Creek | Colorado | August 20, 2016

Updated 8/20/2016 @ 2315 hours PDT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Fires can create their own Fire weather as in this case. This is a Fire Whirl and can be very dangerous to Firefighters. (Credit: Charles “Trey” Bolt via Inciweb)

Start Date/Time

The Beaver Creek Fire ignited on June 19, 2016 @ around 1200 hours from an unknown cause.  Law Enforcement is actively investigating.  If you have information, please contact your local Law Enforcement Agency.

Location

The fire is burning on the Routt National Forest, about 24 miles North of Walden, Colorado.

Fire Fuels

The fire is burning timber and brush.

Command

The Portland National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) took command of the fire effective at 6 a.m. this morning replacing the Atlanta NIMO team.

The fire is being managed on the Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests, BLM Kremmling Field Office, State of Colorado Lands, BLM Rawlins Field Office and Wyoming State Forestry Division.

Current Conditions

There was some increased fire behavior on the southwest corner of the 75 acre Broadway Fire yesterday. It died down in the afternoon with the arrival of cloudy and moist conditions. The fire is located approximately 3.8 miles west of Blackhall Mountain and approximately 4 miles east of Hog Park Reservoir in Wyoming. Firefighters are monitoring, assessing values at risk, and utilizing aerial resources to keep the fire in check.

The fire has consumed 36,917 acres and has reached a 53% containment status.

RESOURCES

Fire Resources

205 Firefighters 2 crews, 13 engines, 2 dozers, 1 masticator, 1 feller bencher, and 4 helicopters, 2 water tenders.

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

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Structures Lost

17 structures.

Cost-To-Date

$22.2 Million.

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