By Danielle Chavira

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency officials in Grand County are working on an evacuation plan for the town of Fraser as the Williams Fork Fire grows. New numbers on Sunday state the fire grew to an estimated 6,000 acres.

The tentative evacuation plan is only “if needed,” officials say. The fire is not contained. It is about seven miles away from Fraser.

The Williams Fork Fire on Aug. 14, 2020 (credit: CBS)

They expect another day of extreme fire behavior after the blaze moved toward Darling Creek and Byers Peak wilderness.

The sheriff’s office hosted a virtual meeting Sunday afternoon. They credit easterly wind for blowing the smoke back onto the fire, creating a shadow on the blaze.

A Type 2 team is expected to respond providing wider resources for crews.

A view of the Williams Fork Fire from Lake Dillon

(credit: CBS)

“Fire managers have established a goal of keeping the fire East of County Road 30, South of Keyser Creek Road (Forest Service Road 139), North of Darling Creek and West of County Road 50.”

It’s not clear what caused the fire.

LINK: Williams Fork Fire Inciweb Page

Danielle Chavira


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