Colorado fire updates: Sylvan Fire in Eagle County grows to 3,792 acres
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Colorado wildfire season is off to a vicious start. There are six fires as of July 1 that are still not fully contained, according to Inciweb.
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Location: Eagle County, White River National Forest
Size: 3,775 acres
Cause: Suspected lightning, still under investigation
Date of Ignition: June 20, 2021 approx 03:15 PM
Firefighting Personnel: 361
Oil Springs Fire
Location: Rio Blanco County, 20 miles south of Rangely
Size: 12,613 acres
Fuel: Juniper and pinyon
Date of Ignition: June 18
Total Personnel: 155
Overview: Great Basin Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the fire at 6:30 a.m. on June 22. Firefighters are still witnessing active fire behavior due to dry conditions, receptive fuels and wind.
Trail Canyon Fire
Location: Montezuma County, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Lands
Size: 881 acres
Fuel: Drought-stressed pinyon-juniper and sagebrush
Date of Ignition: June 18, 2021 approx. 05:18 p.m.
Total Personnel: 116
Overview: 90% of the perimeter is contained. The fire is fueled by brush in the area. This includes pinyon-juniper and sagebrush. Strong winds are threatening the containment boundaries, but have resulted in no growth.
Muddy Slide Fire
Location: Routt County, Routt National Forest
Size: 4,093 Acres
Fuel: Fir, spruce, lodgepole
Date of Ignition: June 20, 2021 approximately 3 p.m.
Total Personnel: 242
Overview: The Rocky Mountain Blue Type 2 incident management team assumed command of the fire at 6 a.m. Thursday. Crews will continue to work along the active fire perimeter with support from aerial resources.
Location: 80 miles northwest of Craig
Size: 3,429 Acres
Fuel: Timber (grass and understory), Brush (2 feet)
Date of Ignition: June 20, 2021 approx 12:15 p.m.
Total Personnel: N/A
Overview: The fire is burning in heavy lodgepole and limber pine surrounded by sagebrush and grasses; no structures are threatened. Moffat and Rio Blanco County and all BLM lands within the Little Snake and White River Field Offices are currently in Stage 1 fire restrictions. These areas will begin Stage 2 Fire Restrictions June 25 at 12:01 a.m.
Wild Cow Fire
Location: Garfield County
Size: 560 Acres
Fuel: Pinyon, juniper, mountain brush, and timber
Cause: Lightning suspected
Date of Ignition: June 21, 2021 approx 4:30 p.m.
Total Personnel: 34