Cache Creek Fire reaches 1,535 acres, 23% containment | AspenTimes.com

Cache Creek Fire reaches 1,535 acres, 23% containment

Sean Naylor
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
A map of the Cache Creek Fire area southwest of Rifle, as of Monday morning.
Courtesy White River National Forest
CACHE CREEK FIRELocation: 8 miles southwest of RifleContainment: 5%Size: 1,425 acresManagement: Rocky Mountain Type 2 Blue TeamPersonnel: 333Started: July 28Mana

Firefighters are making progress on the Cache Creek Fire, which was reported at 1,535 acres and 23% containment on Wednesday.

According to a press release from the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team, crews worked hard to extinguish hot spots along the fire’s north edge. Though successful burnout operations increased acreage to 1,525, these measures will decrease the complexity of containment efforts for days to come.

As a result of this progress, a Type-3 incident management team will be taking over the Cache Creek Fire as of 6:00 a.m. Thursday.

An emergency area closure is still in place for parts of the White River National Forest. Travel and recreation is prohibited within the closure area. For any questions about the emergency area closure, please contact the Rifle Ranger District by phone at 970-625-2371


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