Personnel Being Released from East Fork Fire

Jul 8th @ 9:37 am in News by Scott Staley


(Silver Jack Reservoir, CO)

Personnel are being released from the East Fork Fire burning along the Little Cimarron near Silver Jack Reservoir.  The fire has been relatively dormant, holding steady at under 500-acres, and Information Officer Rick Barton says fire fighters are being given a chance to go home and rest before being redeployed.  The progress in containment has allowed National Forest officials to reopen most of the campgrounds and at-large camping areas in the popular area but visitors on the water are being confined to the North side of the reservoir to allow helicopters to continue dipping massive containers into the lake to drop water on the fire.


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Barton says the recently revised closure order open the Big Cimarron Road #858 to the Silver Jack reservoir to the junction of Big Cimarron Road #863 and service road #858, the West Fork Road #860 south of Owl Creek Pass; and Road #868 from the Alpine Guard Station to the Big Blue trailhead #232.