As darkness falls over Grand County, Church Park fire still burning uncontrolled |

As darkness falls over Grand County, Church Park fire still burning uncontrolled

Reid ArmstrongChurch Park fire seen across Linke Ranch in Granby at sunset Sunday, Oct. 3. Weather forecasts call for calm winds and a slight chance of thunderstorms over next few days.

Approximately 300 acres burned west of Fraser Sunday, Oct. 3. As darkness fell, the fire remained active, zero percent contained and traveling in a southwesterly direction – away from nearby subdivisions. No evacuations have been ordered and no structures were at immediate risk, according to Grand County Emergency Management public information officer Nowell Curran. A reverse 911 page went out to inform area subdivisions of a possible evacuation around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, but no further action was taken. The warning call went to residences and businesses east of Sheep Mountain, from County Road 50 to the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch. Red Cross volunteers will provide emergency shelter at Fraser Elementary School should it be needed.The U.S. Forest Service assumed incident command late in the afternoon. Kremmling Fire, Hot Sulphur Fire, Granby Fire, Grand Lake Fire and East Grand Fire are all responding. Three air tankers and 2 helicopters worked until sunset doing drops on the fire. An incident command base has been set up at the sports complex in Fraser and some local restaurants and businesses in the valley stayed open late to help support the fire crews. Grand County’s emergency web portal will continue to provide updated information.This story will be updated in the morning.For more on this story, see:

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