A new start called the Red Canyon Fire broke out just after 4 p.m. Wednesday near Fisher Cemetery Road and County Road 115. The Red Canyon Fire is reportedly 30-40 acres burning in grass and brush. Structures are threatened.
Garfield County issued an evacuation notice for residents south of County Road 115, north of County Road 113, and west of County Road 121. The evacuation center is at Roaring Fork High School.
Type 1 and type 2helicopters, as well as several single engine airtankers, seven engines and a water tender from the Grizzly Creek Fire is responding and suppressing the fire.
Daily operations video updates will be posted on the Grizzly Creek Fire facebook page. Maps and other information will also be posted on inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942/.
Evacuations: Please go to Garfield County website at www.Garfield-county.com and Eagle County at www.ecemergency.org, as well as on official Facebook accounts.
Road Closures: I-70 continues to be closed between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum, with no estimated time for reopening. Forest Service Road 400, Eagle-Thomasville Road, is closed due to excessive traffic and accidents resulting from drivers attempting to use this primarily dirt road as an alternate to the I-70 closure. Cottonwood Pass Road in Garfield and Eagle counties. Coffee Pot Road, Transfer Trail and Pine Top Mesa roads and areas of the Flattops accessed by those roads are also closed, as well as many surrounding White River National Forest and BLM roads. For more information regarding road closures: www.cotrip.org
Area Closures: BLM recreation sites and boat ramps on the southern portion of the Colorado River Road (RD 301) near Dotsero, Colorado. Specifically, Cottonwood Landing boat ramp, Lyons campground and boat ramp, and Dotsero boat ramp.
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in place for all jurisdictions. https://colorado.gov/pacific/dfpc/fire-restriction-information
A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. If you fly, we can’t http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/