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Type 2 incident management team to assume command of Silver Creek Fire

Posted at 9:06 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 11:06:28-04

GRAND COUNTY – The Silver Creek Fire has grown to more than 7,000 acres after hot and dry conditions caused it to flare up again Wednesday.

Before the fire’s increased activity, the fire had burned 5,008 acres and was 76 percent contained. The fire has now burned an estimated 7,250 acres and no containment estimation is available.

No structures have been lost and no major injuries were reported.

The fire is burning northwest of Kremmling in Grand County. Pre-evacuation notices were issued Thursday afternoon for the Latigo Ranch, Gore Lakes and the Old Park subdivison on the south end of the fire.

Firefighters said it is spreading on two active fronts on the northeast end of the fire and the southeast side of the fire area. Firefighters also said it is burning in multiple fuel types.

The Rocky Mountain Type 2 Incident Management Blue team is expected to assume command of the fire at 8 p.m. Friday.

The fire was caused by lightning on July 19.