Copper Creek Fire fully contained

Lance Maggart
Katrina Mohr from the USFS assisting on the Copper Creek Fire on Wednesday, June 1.
Photo Courtesy of George Davis |

A fire that broke out southwest of Williams Fork Reservoir early Wednesday afternoon was 100 percent contained well before 5 p.m. on June 1.

The blaze, which local authorities are calling the Copper Creek Fire occurred just off Grand County Road 3701 on private property. The fire was initiated as a controlled burn. Eventually the fire got out of control, consuming a nearby shed and moving into aspen trees in the area as local firefighters and other first responders began working to control the conflagration. Fire crews were able to contain the blaze by creating a wet line around the perimeter, keeping the fire to a size of approximately 1.2-acres.

No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported from the Copper Creek Fire. No homes were threatened. Crews have plans to remain on scene to perform mop up operations.

Multiple agencies responded to the blaze that occurred in the Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire Protection District. Other responding agencies included: Kremmling Fire, Grand Fire, Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County EMS, Grand County Office of Emergency Management and the US Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District. Grand County Road and Bridge also provided aid in the form of a water tender. A total of eight apparatus and 32 personnel responded to the fire.

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