Fawn Creek Fire spreads rapidly southwest of Meeker, CO

(Updated at 2 p.m. MDT July 14, 2020)

A Type 2 Incident Management Team, the Rocky Mountain Geographic Area Blue team, has been dispatched to the Fawn Creek Fire in northwest Colorado.

(Originally published at 8:53 a.m. MDT July 14, 2020)

Fawn Creek Fire map
Approximate location of the Fawn Creek Fire, based on satellite heat data collected as late as 2:54 a.m. MDT July 14, 2020. Additional heat sources can be seen to the east which may be a separate fire. Not to be used for planning or evacuation purposes.

The Fawn Creek Fire has spread rapidly 28 miles southwest of Meeker, Colorado since it was reported around noon July 13.

The official size reported Monday evening was 930 acres but satellite data from 2:54 a.m. Tuesday indicates that it could be several times that size.

The fire is burning on BLM protected land in timber and tall grass, exhibiting extreme fire behavior with crowning and running. Structures and energy infrastructure facilities are threatened.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.