Frey Gulch Fire at ½ acre; ground crews on scene

Release Date: Sep 10, 2018  

September 9, 2018

Frey Gulch Fire at ½ acre; ground crews on scene

Silverthorne, Colo. - A Forest Service engine crew from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCR) is working to suppress a wildfire in the upper Frey Gulch drainage, east of Tenderfoot Mountain.  The fire, named the Frey Gulch Fire, was apparently caused by lightning and has burned about a ½ acre in timber.  The crew will continue to take suppression actions this evening to cool the fire down and will return with additional personnel tomorrow.  Helicopters may be used tomorrow to aid firefighters on the ground with water drops to further reduce the heat of the fire and contain its spread.

No area closures or evacuations are needed at this time. No structures are currently threatened. If you are in this specific area please do not call 911 to report smoke. Firefighters would like to remind the public that unauthorized use of unmanned aircraft (“drones”) poses serious risks to firefighter and public safety and the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations. Please remember: If you fly, we can’t. The Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest would like to remind everyone that building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire is prohibited in the Tenderfoot Mountain area.  This prohibition went into effect on May 15, 2018 and remains in effect until May 15, 2020 unless rescinded sooner.