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Colorado fire updates: Sylvan Fire in Eagle County grows to 3,792 acres

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A helicopter works the Sylvan Fire outside of Eagle.
Sylvan Fire Information/Special to the Daily

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.

Stay updated on all fires happening across the state on this page.

Sylvan Fire

The Sylvan Fire is burning in the White River National Forest south of Eagle.
Sylvan Fire Information/Special to the Daily

Location: Eagle County, White River National Forest

Size: 3,775 acres

Fuel: Spruce-Fir

Cause: Suspected lightning, still under investigation

Date of Ignition: June 20, 2021 approx 03:15 PM

Firefighting Personnel: 361

Containment: 19%

Oil Springs Fire

A large air tanker drops retardant near a natural gas plant as part of an effort to protect the plant from the Oil Springs Fire south of Rangely, Colorado. Retardant did not cover the plant.
inciweb.nwcg.gov

Location: Rio Blanco County, 20 miles south of Rangely

Size: 12,613 acres

Fuel: Juniper and pinyon

Cause: Lightning

Date of Ignition: June 18

Total Personnel: 155

Containment: 18%

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

A morning meeting on the Trail Canyon Fire.
Andy Lyon

Location: Montezuma County, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Lands

Size: 881 acres

Fuel: Drought-stressed pinyon-juniper and sagebrush

Cause: Lightning

Date of Ignition: June 18, 2021 approx. 05:18 p.m.

Total Personnel: 116

Containment: 90%

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

An airtanker drops a slurry on the Muddy Slide Fire Wednesday afternoon as crews continue to battle the blaze just east of Yampa with air power. This plane was seen making a run at the fire from Gore Pass.
John F. Russell

Location: Routt County, Routt National Forest

Size: 4,093 Acres

Fuel: Fir, spruce, lodgepole

Cause: N/A

Date of Ignition: June 20, 2021 approximately 3 p.m.

Total Personnel: 242

Containment: N/A

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.

West Fire

Smoke and flames from the West Fire on June 22.
inciweb.nwcg.gov

Location: 80 miles northwest of Craig

Size: 3,429 Acres

Fuel: Timber (grass and understory), Brush (2 feet)

Cause: Lightning

Date of Ignition: June 20, 2021 approx 12:15 p.m.

Total Personnel: N/A

Containment: 98%

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

An aerial view of the Wild Cow Fire.
inciweb.nwcg.gov

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

Containment: 73%


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