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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Grey Rock Fire (Hewlett Gulch)

March 18, 10:41 update

The Grey Rock Fire is now 100% contained. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Firefighters will focus on mop up activities today. The fire was human caused; however, the details are still under investigation. The fire did receive light snow.
The three trails previously closed (Greyrock, Greyrock Meadows, and Hewlett Gulch) are now open.

For the latest information, please check Inciweb at http://inciweb.org/incident/2156/.


March 18, 9:01 a.m. update

The Grey Rock Fire is now 100% contained. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Firefighters will focus on mop up activities today.

March 17, 3:26 p.m. update

A Red Flag Warning was issued through today, and firefighters experienced high winds at the fire. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is 90% contained. It is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Crews will stay on the fire until nightfall. Although there were high winds, the fire was relatively quiet today. For the latest information, please check Inciweb at http://inciweb.org/incident/2156/.

March 17, 8:21 a.m. update

A Red Flag Warning is issued through today, predicting high winds. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is 90% contained. It is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Crews are hiking in this morning and will continue to secure fire line and mop up hot areas. For the latest information, please check Inciweb (includes perimeter map) at http://inciweb.org/incident/2156/.

 

March 16, 3:43 p.m. update

A Red Flag Warning has been issued through tomorrow, predicting high winds. Firefighters made good progress securing fire line and mopping up hot areas within the perimeter. Crews will come off the fire by dark, but will be staged in the area. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is 75% contained. It is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. For the latest information, please check Inciweb (includes perimeter map) at http://inciweb.org/incident/2156/.

This will be the final update of the day unless something significant were to occur.

 

March 15, 8:30 p.m. update

Firefighters are off the line of the Grey Rock Fire for tonight, but are staged in the area. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is 75% contained. It is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. For the latest information, please check Inciweb at http://inciweb.org/incident/2156/.

 

3:15 p.m. Update

The Grey Rock Fire is estimated at 17 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. For the latest information, please check Inciweb at http://inciweb.org/incident/2156/.

1 p.m. Update

The Grey Rock Fire is estimated at 15 acres and is 50% contained.

 

The U.S. Forest Service is currently working a fire south east of the summit of Grey Rock Mountain. This is due north of Poudre Park (on highway 14) on the north side of the Poudre Canyon. Current size is approximately 15 acres. The Grey Rock and Grey Rock Meadows Trails are both closed at this time as a safety precaution. A Type III Incident Management Team is expected to take oversight of the fire shortly and there are approximately 100 personnel dedicated to the incident along with a helicopter using bucket drops.

The Forest service is updating the Grey Rock Fire and all their information can be found at the following “Inciweb” address: http://inciweb.org/incident/2156/. Additionally, the Forest Service has two information lines at 498-1030 and 1031 where the latest updates will be posted.

So far, March has not brought much moisture to the lower elevation fire zones of the Front Range. Conditions are dry and getting drier. Spring is still officially a week away and we’re already dealing with forest fires, not only here but in Boulder County as well. We urge all residents to be extremely careful with fire or any potential ignition source whatsoever.

For complete information on this emergency, see

http://www.larimer.org/emergency/emergency_detail.cfm?nam_id=71

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