Several Fires on the Blanco Ranger District

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Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017

There are several active fires on the Blanco Ranger District. Lightning is forecast and potential for fire activity is high. Visitors are advised to check conditions before traveling to the backcountry, and to be vigilant in preventing human-caused fires.

Himes Peak Fire: The Himes Peak Fire is in the Big Fish drainage. It is 100% contained. Firefighters are mopping up the interior and rehabilitating the containment line.

South Fork Fire: The South Fork Fire is burning on a steep slope in a remote area of the Flat Tops Wilderness near the confluence of the South Fork of the White River and Patterson Creek. The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit is monitoring this fire. It will be suppressed if it grows enough to meet predetermined management action points. It was reported at 10:33 on September 3 and is estimated at 0.3 acres.

Martin Creek Fire: The Martin Creek Fire was reported at 12:43 on September 12. It is approximately 0.1 acres, and is burning southwest of Three Points Mountain. A helicopter and ground crew are working to suppress this fire.

Closures: Himes Peak Campground and the Big Fish drainage, including Big Fish Trail 1819, Himes Peak Trail 1877 and Boulder Lake Trail 2262, will remain closed until 12:01a.m on Friday, September 15.

Safety: Fire danger remains high. Do not leave campfires unattended; ensure that they are completely extinguished and cool to the touch.