RMIMT: Pine Gulch Fire update as evacuations in place

On Sunday, the #PineGulchFireCO grew to 25,026 acres. The fire was active from the pre-dawn hours through the day, primarily on Horse Mountain. Fuels remained critically dry and winds out of the southeast continued pushing the fire northeast through the day. The fire burning on Cow Ridge continued working downslope to Kimball Creek and pushed across the Kimball Creek Road (202) late this afternoon. The fire on the north side of 202 grew to approximately 300 acres and is located along the south face of Kimball Mountain.

Both aerial and ground resources have evaluated the fire across CR 202, and firefighters are actively fighting the fire on the south side of Kimball Mountain tonight in an attempt to contain the fire that crossed the road. Fire behavior so far tonight is less extreme than firefighters saw last night, and crews will remain engaged as long as it is safe to do so. Helicopters and airtankers also assisted fire fighters during the day.

In order to provide for firefighter and public safety, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuations for residents on Roan Creek Road (204), Clear Creek Road (211), Carr Creek Road (207) and Brush Creek Road (209). Emergency Management Operations personnel are evacuating residents door to door in the area. Garfield County emergency notifications were sent from Garfield County 911 dispatch as well. For further information on evacuations in the area, please visit https://www.garfieldcounty.net or https://facebook.com/GarcoSheriff.

RMIMT: Pine Gulch Fire update as evacuations in place