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Aug. 18 Grizzly Creek Fire Updates: Evacuations lifted for Sweetwater, Coffee Pot as blaze spreads to 27,000 acres

Staff Reports
The sun peaks around a ridge in Glenwood Canyon Sunday near Glenwood Springs. The fire has been burning nearly a week.
Chris Dillmann / Vail Daily

The Grizzly Creek Fire has spread to an estimated 27,000 acres, according to the latest update from incident command.

Grizzly Creek Fire Community Meeting

Posted by Grizzly Creek Fire on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Evacuation orders have been lifted for the area north of I-70 and west of Colorado River Road to Coffee Pot Road, including Siloam Springs, Stephens Drive, Sweetwater and the lower Colorado River Road, according to a Facebook post from Eagle County PIO. All of these areas are now under pre-evacuation orders and residents are reminded to be prepared to evacuate their home again if necessary.

Firefighters also successfully completed a “burnout” operation on the east side of No Name on Monday. That helps reduce the risk of spot fires and the likelihood of the Grizzly Creek Fire to jump west over No Name.

There will be a community meeting about the Grizzly Creek Fire tonight at 6 p.m. on Facebook.

Grizzly Creek Fire Community Meeting

Posted by Grizzly Creek Fire on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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