Press release: Brush Creek Fire fully contained, mop-up ongoing

JOINT NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contacts: USFS/UCR: Bill Kight, 970-930-1178

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue: Steve Lipsher 970-389-2967

Summit County Sheriff: Taneil Ilano 970-389-2475

 

 

This is the last media release for the Brush Creek Fire

 

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Oct. 5, 2015 – The Brush Creek Fire on the Dillon District of the White River National Forest some 12 miles north of Silverthorne was 100 percent contained Sunday evening at 7 p.m. The fire burned 238 acres, as determined by on-the-ground and aerial mapping.

 

Seventy firefighters remained on the fire on Monday, mopping up all hot spots to make sure the fire is out. At the peak of firefighting efforts, forces included Lake Dillon Fire, the U.S. Forest Service (part of the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit or UCR), Copper Mountain Fire, Breckenridge-based Red, White & Blue Fire, Kremmling Fire, Vail Fire, Northwest Fire (based in Park County), Steamboat Spring Fire, Arvada Fire, the Colorado Division of Fire Protection and Control’s (DFPC) Engine and Multi-Mission aircraft, a U.S. Bureau of Land Managment Engine, two Colorado Department of Correctons Juniper Valley and rews, , the Northern Colorado Hand Crew, Alpine Hotshots, along with two contracted water-dropping helicopters.

 

Management of the fire is under the unified control of the U.S. Forest Service, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Dillon Fire.

 

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