Silver Creek Fire containment now at 27 percent |

Silver Creek Fire containment now at 27 percent

A map of the Silver Creek Fire showing the increased containment on the eastern edge.
Courtesy U.S. Forest Service

Containment of the Silver Creek Fire is up significantly after several days of higher humidity and rainfall helped crews strengthen firelines.

Firelines on the east side of the fire have contributed to increasing the containment to 27 percent from 15 percent yesterday. Crews are focusing their energy on the western edge of the fire and the west side of the Old Park subdivision.

The fire has not grown and remains at 4,745 acres. It is mainly burning interior fuels that have not already been torched. 

Officials say they are strengthening existing firelines by continuing to remove any possible fuel sources so that if the fire activity picked up it would stay contained. A crew of 581 people remains on the fire.

No structures have been lost or damaged, but Latigo Ranch remains evacuated and Old Park is still on pre-evacuation notice.

Officials are predicting that there will be limited fire activity in the next 24 hours because of favorable weather conditions. Humidity is expected to be in the 30 to 35 percent range with a chance of thunderstorms and gusty winds.

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