Grizzly Creek Fire at 28,030 acres, four percent containment

Grizzly Creek Fire statistics:
28,030 acres
Start date:  Aug. 10
Location: Glenwood Canyon
Containment: 4%

8.19.20, 11:28 a.m. – Today’s activity: Fire suppression activity today will include the completion of indirect fire line to the top of Windy Point, along the Transfer Trail.  This line is a contingency line in the event fire moves out of the No Name Creek drainage. Above the French Creek drainage, crew will also work to complete control lines. Scattered pockets of heat remain along the fire line from I-70 north towards Coffee Pot Road. Much of today’s efforts will be on the south side in Bair Ranch from Ike Creek east to Spruce Ridge where fire spotting potential remains high. Excel Energy is currently working in Glenwood Canyon to the east of No Name replacing power poles and repairing infrastructure.

Crews will continue to engage the fire where they safely can, with additional consideration in the next few days of weather concerns, including the potential for dry lightning and gusty winds.

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

Evacuations: Please go to Garfield County website at  

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:

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.

A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. If you fly, we can’t

Hand crews:
Helicopters: 17
Engines: 43
Water tenders: 7
Dozers: 12
Feller bunchers and other logging equipment
Total personnel: 820

Fire information:
Twitter: @fire_grizzly
Fire information line: (970) 930-1850
Media line: (970) 930-1089
Office Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Grizzly Creek Fire at 28,030 acres, four percent containment