Silver Creek Fire scheduled to be downgraded to Type 3 team |

Silver Creek Fire scheduled to be downgraded to Type 3 team

A map showing the decreased closure area surrounding the Silver Creek Fire.
Courtesy Inciweb

Officials have announced that the Silver Creek Fire will be downgraded to a Type 3 incident management team on Monday thanks to low fire activity and no new growth.

Containment of the Silver Creek Fire is up to 36 percent because of wetter and cooler weather in the area and extensive firelines. It remains at 4,745 acres.

Currently, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team, a Type 2 team, is working the fire with a crew of 360 personnel, down from over 400 yesterday.

Crews have been able to strengthen firelines along the perimeter of the flames over the past few days. Much of the containment is focused on the northeastern edge of the fire and the areas of the fire near Old Park and Latigo Ranch. Infrared flights continue to be used to find and put out remaining hotspots.

This weekend, officials predict a chance of thunderstorms and estimate lower temperatures and humidity around 30 percent. Wind may pick up on Sunday and Monday.

Officials have decreased their presence near the structures surrounding the fire, but Latigo Ranch remains evacuated and Old Park is still on pre-evacuation notice.

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