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Favorable Weather Conditions Moderate Ryan and Silver Creek Fires

The Ryan and Silver Creek Fires have been managed by a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) since September 29, 2018. NIMOs are not time-limited and can provide long-term management of incidents, which provides consistency for local communities. The Ryan and Silver Creek Fires are currently the priority incidents in the Rocky Mountain Region and the NIMO team are sharing resources between the fires as appropriate.... Continue Reading
Albany County News

Ryan and Silver Creek Fires Experience Second Day of Active Fire Due to Red Flag Conditions

Ryan Fire Current Situation: Red flag weather conditions returned to the fire at approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday resulting in increased fire activity on both the north and south side of the fire. The fire moved north aggressively around Bear Mountain causing the Carbon County Sheriff’s office to evacuate several homes in the Skyline area of Wyoming.... Continue Reading
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Ryan Fire Determined To Be Human Caused, Additional Public Input Sought

The Ryan Fire has been burning in both Colorado and Wyoming since reported on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, and subsequently, the U.S. Forest Service has been actively investigating the cause of the fire. Wildland fire investigators have located the origin area of the Ryan Fire, and preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was human-caused and the result of an escaped campfire.... Continue Reading
Albany County News

Ryan Fire Now 30 Percent Contained

Current Situation: The wetting rain early Monday morning, along with moderate temperatures and higher humidity all kept the fire from growing in size. During the day, crews were able to work the eastern flank of the fire in the grass/sage fuel type; achieving 30 percent containment.... Continue Reading
Albany County News

Ryan Fire Grows to 19,328 Acres

Current Situation: The fire continued to spread overnight Saturday, and with little humidity recovery the fire remained active with crowning in the trees by 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters engaged the fire on the northeast side where it transitioned into the grass/sage fuel type as the team had planned.... Continue Reading