Colorado Wildfire Report: July 16 at 6:45 p.m.

About this report: This wildfire update is provided by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in partnership with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to keep you informed of current wildfires for which the State is currently supporting and monitoring. The update does not cover all wildfires currently burning in Colorado that may be smaller incidents.
  • West Fork Complex Fire (Includes West Fork, Windy Pass and Papoose Fires)
There have been many smaller fires start in the state (less than 100 acres and without damage to structures or harm to  people). These fires have been largely put out in the first operational periods and have not exceeded 100 acres. I am not including these fires in the daily report.

Important Note: Information on current and future Colorado wildfires can be obtained from the following websites, which are updated regularly during incidents:

West Fork Fire Complex (includes West Fork, Windy Pass and Papoose Fires)

Fire Name
West Fork Fire Complex:
West Fork Fire| Papoose Fire| Windy Pass Fire
Fire Start Date
June 5, 2013
Mineral and Hinsdale
None Reported
Structures Lost
A small pump  house in the Papoose Fire.
12 Personnel Assigned
Executive Order Issued
Disaster Emergency Fund, Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG), SBA
Information Sources, SEOC Status Report, West Fork PIO, GACC Large Incident Report

Today’s Fire Outlook

The fire situation rating for the Rocky Mountain Area is at a  Preparedness Level 2. The National Preparedness Level remains at a Level 2.

Monthly Seasonal Outlook from the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center:

Colorado Fire Restriction Information

Each county is responsible for enacting appropriate restrictions.

View COEM’s current map of Colorado Fire Restrictions at:

Colorado Weather Watches and Warnings Information 

For information on active fire weather watches and warnings visit: A map can be viewed at:


Colorado Smoke Outlook

For information about wildfire smoke visit:
For information on Colorado air quality visit: