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Wildfire prompts small closure

The Silver Creek Fire remains at 30 acres.
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— A wildfire reported Saturday has prompted a small closure in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.

The closure is completely in the wilderness north of the Silver Creek Trail.

The Silver Creek and Sarvis Creek trails remain open.

Fire officials said the closure area was kept as small as possible so it would have the least impact on users of the public land.

On Wednesday, there was minimal fire activity, and the fire had not grown beyond 25 acres. The fire did not receive any rain Tuesday or Tuesday night.

Firefighters have not directly attacked the fire because it is dangerous. Instead, firefighters have focused their efforts on developing plans to protect homes and structures in case the fire moves west. The goal is to keep the fire from reaching private property.

There are about 50 people working at the incident, which is being coordinated from the Stagecoach fire station. Public information officer Lynn Barclay said future staffing levels would be determined by the behavior of the fire.

A Facebook page has been set up to deliver information about the Silver Creek Fire.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland


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