See the fire and air reports near you here. Take an overnight bag with necessary items such as regular medications, change of clothes, identification, cash, water, snacks. Unlike the other fires burning in the state, there is some containment around the Pine Gulch. Extreme fire behavior will continue today and fire managers are … #KnowBeforeYouGo https://t.co/djqK10cTiL pic.twitter.com/LLKBiTqNQr. The smoke is mainly off the ground now, but will settle over Berthoud Pass and the Denver metro area overnight into Saturday morning. Here are the current statuses of Colorado’s four wildfires (click on the fire name to jump to the updates): 5:06 p.m.: Smoke is still blanketing towns along I-70 in the mountains, but that hasn’t stopped some people from going outside. Just a few hours later, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office ordered mandatory evacuations for residents living in the vicinity of the fire in addition to two campgrounds along County Road 30 ordered to evacuate earlier in the day. pic.twitter.com/PQbSSFsO62. It doesn’t list quite as many maps as are listed by Inciweb in the map above. And here’s the morning update about the fire. Note that fires that are still active but 100% contained may not be listed. — Grand County Office of Emergency Management (@GrandCountyOEM) August 14, 2020. 4:41 p.m.: Smoke covered the sky in Dotsero, a small community a few miles east of Glenwood Springs that is facing pre-evacuation notices. Colorado Responds is the leading resource for individuals giving and agencies seeking help in the face of disaster. County Road 30 and County Road 3 have been closed. The fire is in a remote area of the upper Williams Fork Valley and is growing to the east towards Church Park. It started August 13 about 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes. The area is on a pre-evacuation notice, which means be ready to leave if necessary. That means fire has moved to higher terrain and become less active, information officer Brian Scott said. "It's going to change, but it's not — I don't want you to think in your head it's all a blackened canyon walls," he said. It’s about 18 miles north of Grand Junction, Colorado. #cowx 1/2 pic.twitter.com/t24CECqMA6, — NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) August 15, 2020. "And over the next week or so, we'll be able to control this fire.”. The Town of Fraser … 10:58 a.m.: Officials say that Monday is a critical day to "influence the duration" of the fire and will be working quickly to seize on suppression opportunities. Initial Attack resources were unable to corral this remote wildfire as it spread rapidly through grass, sage, pinyon juniper and fir. This is Dotsero, CO right now with the smoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire burning nearby. The area is on a pre-evacuation notice, which means be ready to leave if necessary. A map with the latest smoke information and air quality details for north central Colorado can be found here. Here are where all the major current fires are located on September 8, 2020, along with maps and updates about the major fires in the state. "All the infrastructure that's in place down here, the Henderson Mine, the power utility poles, the infrastructure with the natural gas company. Here are the latest updates on fires in Colorado as of September 8. Daytime vs. nighttime operations. "We'll add more line on a daily basis saying this is contained, but the fire is growing. @CityofDenver @DenSafetyDept pic.twitter.com/e3SmBo5WSf. Air support on the way. All Rights Reserved. The firelines are predominately on the eastern and southern edges of the fire. That's the case of the Pine Gulch fire, which has been kept at 7 percent containment over the past several days even as it ballooned to over 85,000 acres. Elevated fire danger will continue for the week and smoky skies have quickly become the August normal. This photo was taken and shared by Whitney Murphy, an aviation crew member working the Grizzly Creek Fire @fire_grizzly. The burn area is located southeast of Kremmling and southwest of Hot Sulfur Springs. These images from Brush 33’s crew deployed on the #CameronPeakFire working the overnight shift. "And the water is warming up because it's been so warm.". Larimer County is providing an evacuation/road closure map below or here. Here are more photos of your #DenverFire Wildland team performing Back Burn Operations in Bair Ranch at the #GrizzlyCreekFire last night. Winter conditions mean there will likely be no acreage update on September 8. 3:02 p.m.: Curious how things are looking at the interstate exit to the Hanging Lake Trailhead? The Red Cross is at Cache La Poudre Middle School from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to help evacuated residents find shelter. No structures have been damaged and crews report solid progress on defensible space around structures and facilities. According to forest officials, the restricted area extends from the east boundary at the Colorado River Road in Dotsero to the south at the White River National Forest boundary in Glenwood Canyon, to the north at the southern boundary of the Flat Tops Wilderness, and to the west near Adams Lake. 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In order to slow any northward progress, an air tanker laid down retardant and crew are working to protect structures on private land in the Laramie River Valley. 6:31 p.m.: What does it mean when a fire is partially contained but still growing? (CBS4) – The Williams Fork Fire started early Friday afternoon in Grand County south of Williams Fork Reservoir and grew from 10 acres to more than 1,300 acres by Friday evening. The Pine Gulch Fire was started by a lightning strike on July 31, 2020, approximately 18 miles north of Grand Junction, Colorado. "And so those fuels will carry the fire slower and allow us our firefighters to make better progress.". A smokey sun in Glenwood Canyon near the entrance to Hanging Lake. Inciweb noted: “Little precipitation over the past couple of weeks in the fire area has provide ample opportunity for any remaining heat to rekindle unburned fuels on the Goose Creek Fire, and that has not happened. Local firefighters immediately responded. Traffic is moving "smoothly," over the pass since it reopened last Friday, said CDOT spokeswoman Elise Thatcher. âš ï¸CO 14 is CLOSED - DETOUR MAPâš ï¸Reminder on detour routes for the #CameronPeakWildfire. You can also call 970-481-1243. #WilliamsForkFire has since grown to 1,300+ acres and is displaying extreme fire behavior as it continues moving east/northeast toward Church Park. It was caused by human activity about 15 miles southwest of Fraser. So while tourists and locals who need to get in and out of the Roaring Fork Valley now have a much-needed outlet, companies needing to ship the essentials like gasoline and beer still have to make long detours. Fire is west of Winter Park, north of Silverthorne. You can get evacuation updates on the map here or below. During the night of August 18, the fire grew quickly due to thunderstorm winds up to 40 mph for a three to four hour period. Here are the latest updates on fires in Colorado as of September 8. Evacuation orders and pre-evacuation notices are in effect for the East Troublesome Fire. The fire was initially estimated to be 10 acres in size but quickly grew to more than 1,300 acres by Friday evening and officials have ordered heavy aerial support. Mandatory evacuations on CR30: Sugarloaf Campground and South Fork Campground. The Fire and Weather Avalanche Center lists some Colorado fires here. 7:52 a.m.: The human-caused fire remains active and moving to the east. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The fire “started along the Middle Fork of Mad Creek, Mount Zirkel Wilderness, Routt National Forest, Routt Co., Colo.” It’s about 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs and growth has been to the north and east. The Lookout daily email brings you a closer look at the issues that affect you with a rundown of important fact-based reporting — with a side of Colorado flavor. This fire is 12,157 acres and 10% contained, according to Inciweb. One of the best interactive maps available right now is Inciweb’s map. And, um, we're looking at expected containment date sometime in October.". #WilliamsForkFire https://t.co/YYFEevWynv, — Forest Service, ARP (@usfsarp) August 14, 2020. Very hot, dry and windy conditions allowed the fire to race through the timbered crowns of the lodgepole pine, fir and aspen forest. Current evacuation information can be found at gcemergency.com and on the InciWeb page for the East Troublesome Fire. Scott Fitzwilliams, a supervisor with the White River National Forest, says some of Glenwood Canyon has only been lightly affected by the flames. © 2020 Colorado Public Radio. Inciweb notes: “The Cameron Peak fire ignited on August 13 on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake. 4:35 p.m.: Firefighters got an opportunity to increase containment on the blaze as winds finally relented.