Wildfire Update: Friday, August 21, 2020

Chaffee County is under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.   

Stage 2 fire restrictions prohibit all open flames, including any type of open burning, fireworks, exploding targets and charcoal grills. Gas grills are allowed as long as the flame can be shut off with a valve.   

The Bureau of Land Management has implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Chaffee, Fremont and Lake Counties.  Stage 1 restrictions building a campfire except within agency provided fire rings in developed recreations sites.   

BLM lands in Park County are under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.    

The San Isabel National Forest is now under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.   

The Grizzly Creek Fire is now listed at just over 30,000 acres with 11 percent containment. 

I 70 through Glenwood Canyon remains closed in both directions.  Detours will continue to bring motorist through our area on U.S. 24, Highway 285 and Highway 50.   

The Pine Gulch Fire burning 18-miles north of Grand Junction has grown to 125,000 acres and is now the second largest wildfire in state history.   

Containment is at 17 percent. 

The Cameron Peak Fire is burning in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest near Cameron Pass and Chambers lake, is listed today at 16,500 acres.   

The Williams Fork Fire in Grand County northwest of Fraser, CO., has grown to over 9,500 acres with 3 percent containment.   

Several smaller fires have popped up in the last couple of days in Colorado.   

Hazy and smokey conditions continue in our area. The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert.   

Dan R