However, there has been extensive damage in surrounding neighborhoods. Another Red Flag Warning for critical fire danger is in effect for the mountains and much of the northern foothills until 7 PM MDT Saturday due once again to low humidity and strong winds. UPDATE (Oct. 29, 11:08 a.m.): Higher temperatures today and a warming trend over the next few days is expected. The Grand County Colorado Tourism Board recognizes that travelers might be concerned about how COVID-19 and wildfires it might affect travel in the area. Wuh grew rapidly, but then a cold front moved in on the east side of the divide which helped keep the spread in check. It is the second-largest wildfire in state history after the Cameron Peak Fire, which is burning to its northeast. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 3:21 p.m.): The East Troublesome Fire officials have ordered Voluntary evacuations for Highway 7 from Lily Lake to Allen’s Park, stopping at the Larimer County line. Our team is watching a potential shift later tonight that would change the wind direction and start pushing the fire to the south. See that attached maps. “Strong winds up to 60 mph and low humidity may allow for rapid fire growth today,” the NWS said. Strong winds up to 60 mph and low humidity may allow for rapid fire growth today. Residents in areas with extensive fire damage may be asked to leave at 6 p.m. Friday. This plan was developed late last night, yet all these volunteers showed up early this morning, ready to race against the coming freeze. Three Lakes Sanitation will have service water. UPDATE (Oct. 24, 9:28 a.m.): Crews’ focus right now is to hold the fire west of Bear Lake Road. We will be flexible in working with individual family situations as we recover from this tragedy,” he said. GRANBY — The East Troublesome Fire is burning eastward with multiple evacuations orders in place and other neighborhoods on pre-evacuation notice. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 4:20 p.m.): New satellite imagery from the National Weather Service shows clouds hovering over the Front Range but not quite making it into the mountains and over the East Troublesome Fire. If you are evacuating via Hwy 7, please transport your animals to Gilpin County Fairgrounds as they are open and available to take large and small animals. The East Troublesome fire on Friday grew 17,493 acres to 188,079 acres, or almost 294 square miles, according to fire officials. Incident types are numbered 1-5 — a type 1 incident is a large, complex wildfire affecting people and critical infrastructure, a type 5 incident is a small wildfire with few personnel involved. UPDATE (Oct. 24, 7:41 a.m.): All evacuees needing shelter can go to the Isle of Capri casino in Black Hawk, located at 401 Main St., Black Hawk 80422. According to Larimer County officials, “this is a large area that has a north border of Devils Gulch Road, west border of MacGregor Avenue, south border of Pierson Mountain, and east borders of Highways 34 and 36. Lower Scandlock (County Rd 4052) to the west of Highway 34, 2. An incident commander for the fire said Thursday morning that the fire expanded 20 miles north of Granby and Grant Lake into Rocky Mountain National Park. We will communicate information to that key word as needed. UPDATE (Oct. 25, 11:05 a.m.): On Saturday, crews continued work on securing fireline along both Hwy 34 and Hwy 125 especially around the Table Mountain area. DENVER (KDVR) — In Idaho Springs, a Christmas mystery remains unsolved, but a “miracle” has happened. We’re still assessing damage to the property and will provide more information as we have it. However, due to the snow, fire officials want to allow residents and visitors to return, and businesses to operate as much as possible, as they continue to monitor and manage the fire.”. UPDATE (Nov. 6, 10:38 p.m.): Containment of the fire has increased to 47% — up from the previous estimate of 37%. The fire, called East Troublesome after a nearby creek, has spread to more than 125,000 acres. Latest Update: October 16, 2020 4:34 PM. Thank you. Please heed all evacuation notices and follow instructions from local officials. Comment. UPDATE (Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m.): Students in the East Grand School District will resume classes Monday after forced evacuations last week. People are going as far as Black Hawk and Idaho Springs for accommodations. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! As of this post, the wind direction in Grand Lake and Granby remains southwesterly – driving the fire into RMNP – and gusts have topped 40mph. The fire has now burned over 170,000 acres, making it the second-largest fire in state history. 6d 7 days ago ... because of a lorry on fire. For more information, visit the secretary of state’s website. In an update Monday morning, Grand County fire officials shared this: Very happy to see the snow Pulled most folks off the line for safety of firefighters, roads were slick Fire activity was nothing much, smoldering (192,260 acres, 15% containment) People are keeping an … Most of this is virga (precipitation not reaching ground). We’re still assessing damage … High winds and dry conditions are factoring into the spread of the fire. The number of people fighting the fire has decreased to 181. The blaze grew to about … UPDATE (Oct. 21, 11:19 p.m.): Satellite imagery from the National Weather Service shows “fire activity continuing” along US Highway 34 in the Grand Lake area: #EastTroublesomeFire Update (1/2): – Satellite shows fire activity continuing near US-34 in Grand County. Gusts up to 60 mph are possible above 8,000-foot elevations, with gusts from 30 mph to 40 mph possible at lower elevations. A dog was rescued from the flats and was said to be doing fine. “We also recognize that for some families and students, school is not a priority at this time. The fire is burning in Grand and Larimer counties, and it is just 5% contained. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 1:20 a.m.): FOX31 obtained a video that shows firefighters on structure protection operations northwest of Granby. They will use this down time to make any repairs to equipment. Photo by Eli Pace / Sky-Hi News. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 12:20 p.m.): The East Troublesome Fire officials have ordered Mandatory evacuations for the western part of Rocky Mountain National Park and much of the west side of the Estes Park area. A previous road closure in the area was lifted on Friday. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has announced the re-entry plan for specific areas on the west side of Highway 34. Fire behavior on both fires was minimal on Friday, fire officials said. The fire grew to 188,079 acres by the end of Friday. Leave a comment Iwan Lewis 8th January 2018 News - Newyddion, Video - Fideo. United Way and the Larimer County Long Term Recovery Group will distribute these gifts where they are needed most: to agencies and groups helping people recover from disaster,” said Deirdre Sullivan, CEO and president of United Way of Larimer County. Please follow all evacuation orders! It's like everything else in 2020, the markers we look forward to, the holidays we look forward to, the traditions, they are all sort of up for being reimagined this year," said Rebecca Holmes, Colorado Education Initiative CEO. Some fire activity is expected. “Fire Trucks weigh 56,000 pounds and having to stop at dips in the road wastes time.” “We’re gonna look at it carefully and come back and make a recommendation” said Chief Kraker. The cold and snow will create new firefighting hazards, including icy roads, falling trees and frozen equipment. County Road 47 to the west of Highway 34, 10. Firefighters cleared a small but important piece of containment line near Table Mountain yesterday. Evacuate the area immediately and as quickly as possible. UPDATE (Oct. 21, 4:34 p.m.): Authorities have issued new evacuation orders for east of Highway 125 from mile post 5 to Highway 40. The crew at Two Pines Supply in Granby are packing up the merchandise and leaving. Granby Close Fire Update: Dog rescued at scene. “Fuel treatments completed by the Park over the past several years will be utilized to help check the fire and slow or stop its movement towards the community of Estes Park if possible,” officials said in an update. Fire lines to the west helped in fire fight. UPDATE (Nov. 1, 6:03 p.m.): For the first time FOX31 gained inside access to restricted zones in the East Troublesome fire. UPDATE (Nov. 1, 11:07 p.m.): As smoldering continues, not much growth is expected. The wind-driven fire burning west of Lake Granby has quickly grown to more than 30,000 acres with 10% containment as of Wednesday evening, according to a fire video update… At 9:20 a.m. on October 29, 2020 certain areas on the west side of Highway 34 north into the Town of Grand Lake will be open. The sheriff’s office is going door-to-door getting people out of their homes. Officials say there was some activity they had not seen before on the Williams Fork Fire. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 11:24 a.m.): URGENT: The Routt National Forest is assisting the Jackson County Sheriff in evacuating hunters and other members of the public from National Forest in Jackson County, Colo., northeast of the East Troublesome Fire. Thank you. The East Troublesome fire in Grand County exploded east on Wednesday toward Grand Lake, prompting hasty and dramatic evacuations over a broad area and creating a smoke plume so large it was visible on the Front Range. A pre-evacuation notice was issued just before noon Thursday for … UPDATE (Oct. 23, 7:35 a.m.): At least 5 people are unaccounted for in the East Troublesome Fire. The local fire chief expects some structures to burn today. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The fire’s size is now estimated at 19,086. UPDATE (Oct. 29, 7:27 p.m.): The Grand County Office of Emergency Management published extensive information about evacuees returning to their homes on its Facebook page. People are seeing plumes created by wind uplifting ash and dust in the fire area north of Granby. Along Hwy 40, engines will continue to hold the line and keep the fire to the north of the highway, using the method of cold-trailing which includes carefully inspecting and feeling with your hands to detect any heat from the fire and extinguishing any areas they may find.”. 2. UPDATE (Oct. 21, 9:02 p.m.): The west side of Rocky Mountain National Park is now closed. It started on Oct. 14 and became fully contained on Dec. 2. A dog was rescued from the flats and was said to be doing fine. They are also helping people with immediate needs, lodging, supplies and support,” the organization said, adding that it is already helping hundreds of East Troublesome evacuees. At 4:00 p.m. areas on the east side of Hwy 34 north into the Town of Grand Lake will be open to just north of the Gateway Inn at MM 14.5. The fire is about five miles east of Glenwood Springs and is about 32,631 acres in size with 91 percent containment. Only a couple flakes of snow reported from the fire. Schroetlin said people are bypassing barricades to get into neighborhoods and taking pictures. As of 11:40 p.m. Friday, the fire size was 11,329 acres with 152 personnel working on the fire. Unfortunately it’s still very dry here. The East Troublesome Fire is 5% contained. UPDATE (Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.): New data lists the East Troublesome Fire at 193,794 acres, although incident managers say this is a result of more accurate mapping and not actual growth of the fire. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Areas to the west of Hwy 34 will remain closed as firefighters, law enforcement and Disaster Assessment Teams continue their work. “The fire continues to move at a slow rate albeit toward Shadow Mountain Lake, Lake Granby," he said. Granby-East Granby, CT crime, fire and public safety news and events, police & fire department updates UPDATE (Oct. 25, 12:15 p.m.): Grand County Emergency Management: “Over 65 contractors and plumbers gathered this morning with Sheriff Schroetlin as he briefed them on the plan to to minimize potential damage to plumbing in the Fire evacuation areas. For assistance with small animal transport, call Larimer Humane Society: 970-226-3647 x 7. UPDATE (Oct. 26, 2:53 p.m.): GCSO’s re-entry plan for areas on the east side of Highway 34 on Monday included all areas south of the intersection of Hwy 34 and County Road 6 east and west on both sides of the highway, including all areas of CR 6. TWO fire crews were called to tackle a fire at a block of flats in Granby Close this evening, Monday (Jan 8). For text updates, text the word TFIRE to 888777 from your cell phone. Why have models of Colorado’s coronavirus trajectory been off? Several areas to the west of Highway 34 will remain closed as firefighters, law enforcement, utility crews and Disaster Assessment Teams continue their work. The evacuation order South of Hwy 40 along County Rd 57 is now pre-evacuation. Please do not call 911 unless you are in danger. 1:50 pm: A few radar echoes are showing up over the #CameronPeakFire. DENVER – The East Troublesome Fire is now the second-largest fire in state history at 192,560 acres after it grew more than 150,000 acres over the last couple of days. Road conditions remain slick in many areas, limiting firefighters’ ability to reach portions of both the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak fires. The wildfire, the second largest in Colorado’s recorded history, remained at 5% containment. These damaged poles are a hazard for firefighters, first responders, and utility crews working in the area. Granby firefighters rely on a combination of static water supplies such as ponds and cisterns to provide water for fire suppression throughout town. Granby Close Fire Update: Dog rescued at scene Leave a comment Iwan Lewis 8th January 2018 News - Newyddion , Video - Fideo TWO fire crews were called to tackle a fire at a block of flats in Granby Close this evening, Monday (Jan 8). Officials say to expect increased smoke due to warm/dry conditions and continued snowmelt. Along the Highway 34 corridor, crews will secure fire around utilities and community infrastructure.”. The … Upper Scanlock (County Road 4051) to the west of Highway 34, 4. Firefighters will focus mop-up efforts in the Columbine Lake area where there are still smoldering pockets and uncontained fireline. One can hear the wind in the video below from our Nicole Fierro: Red flag warning day as wind picks up over the #easttroublesomefire fire area Currently, air quality is hazardous within Rocky Mountain National Park. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 3:33 p.m.): Officials have ordered voluntary evacuations for the eastern side of Estes Park. GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — Residents in Grand Lake were told to evacuate late Wednesday night as the East Troublesome Fire continued to move quickly east and … New #EastTroublesomeFire Quick Facts-Tuesday Oct 27, 2020Approx. The East Troublesome Fire was reported on the afternoon of October 14. UPDATE (Oct. 21, 7:46 p.m.): Area H is now under a mandatory evacuation order. For more information: There were no reports of any injuries. UPDATE (Oct. 31, 10:14 p.m.): The Disaster Assistance Center and Information Center Hotline are open Nov. 1: UPDATE (Oct. 31, 11:38 a.m.): Containment of the fire has increased to 37%. View the catalogue page for more information about how these are made. Homes outside Grand Lake proper were destroyed, including those of three firefighters. Officials will not be updating the acre and fire perimeter until Thursday when a morning flight is possible. Night crews worked until 2 a.m. monitoring fire behavior before the winter storm warning started. Moist, cold air blanketed the Cameron Peak fire overnight Thursday, fire officials said. These areas have been tested by high winds and the fire has not moved,” officials said in an update. This includes all areas west of Highway 34 except north of the National park housing area/CR 491 and areas north of mile marker 5.3 on Highway 125 to mile marker 20. A number of residents have not been able to see this area since evacuating. The East Troublesome Fire burns nearby Granby on Wednesday, Oct. 21. UPDATE (Oct. 26, 5:59 p.m.): According to officials, the containment was still at 15% this morning but they expect that to go up after tonight’s update. This is a rapidly evolving situation. Please note CO 14 continues to be closed east of Walden, but travelers can continue further north on CO 125 into Wyoming. An evacuation center has been established at the Inn at SilverCreek in Granby. We are working to preserve the few (seven) remaining dry hydrants that we have. #COwx The nearby town of … Check for updates. County Road 4 prior to County Road 451, 7. A SMFR scuba diver dove in to search for the animal. Relative humidity will remain in the 30% to 40% range overnight Friday. According to the map, it’s not too far from our house right now,” the man said. “We’ve had a lot of activity today,” Incident Commander Jake Winfield during said during a video briefing on Wednesday night. The East Troublesome fire crossed Colorado Highway 125 on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and we believe C Lazy U Ranch was impacted. Many of these ponds have filled in with sediment and have greatly diminished over the years. “It's a strange holiday break, right? UPDATE (Oct. 22, 3:15 p.m.): Pinpoint Weather Meteorologist Matt Makens says the wind is currently pushing the East Troublesome Fire into Rocky Mountain National Park. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. DENVER (KDVR) -- With so many days spent inside the house with family this year, some parents may be feeling burnt out and helpless when it comes to the holiday break. UPDATE (Oct. 24, 8:46 a.m.): The fire is now about one mile away from the western edge of Estes Park. More significant precip develops after 9 pm this eve including the #EastTroublesomeFire. Most of the smoke Thursday, according to the incident manager, was from the north flank of the fire where heavy timber has been burning. At a Friday evening update, fire officials were relieved to report that the raging wildfire had calmed down. The Town of Estes Park issued the following statement about allowing visitors to return: “The East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone is still a potential threat to the Estes Valley. UPDATE (Oct. 17, 11:24 a.m.): According to the Colorado Climate Center, based on available data, there is no record of such a large wildfire starting so late in the year. The snow has slowed fire activity, but it’s not expected to extinguish the fire. When the fire started on Wednesday, the Big Horn Park area was placed under a mandatory evacuation order. Wuh. An evacuation center was set up at the Inn at Silver Creek in Granby. UPDATE (Oct. 23, 7:08 p.m.): Voters needing a replacement ballot can get one at a Voter Service and Polling Center in their county or — if they are displaced — in any county statewide. On Friday fire crews continued work on containment lines along Buckhorn Road, at the Otter Spot east of County Road 27, and along the southern perimeter. A total of 231 personnel are working at the fire. The U.S. Forest Service said the fire is burning on federal land north of Parshall and Kremmling. Structure protection work and strengthening containment lines was carried out Friday in areas of The Retreat, Storm Mountain, and Cedar Park. Red roads are CLOSED to everyone, no exceptions. “Crews will continue to focus efforts on point-protection along the Hwy 34 corridor while also working to establish containment lines directly on the fires edge where possible. UPDATE (Oct. 24, 4:35 p.m.): Check out the radar showing the activity of the fire with gusty winds swooshing through it. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 1:10 p.m.): East Troublesome Fire officials have ordered Voluntary evacuations for another portion of Estes Park with the north border of North St. Vrain Ave, west border of Curry Drive, south border of Acacia Drive, and east border of Fish Creek Road. #COwx, We’re back in Granby covering #EastTroublesomeFire. Along the Highway 40 corridor crews will continue to patrol to confirm structure protection is adequate. Asa Holley watches the East Troublesome fire burn along the ridge across from his family farm, Sisu Farms in Granby, in Grand County on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. UPDATE (Oct. 22, 8:20 a.m.): Here’s what we learned overnight: UPDATE (Oct. 22, 6:25 a.m.): The fire has now grown to 125,677 acres overnight.

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