Colorado Wildfire Update: August 16, 2013

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, larger than 100 acres,  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.


Red Canyon Fire

Fire Name
Red Canyon Fire
Fire Start Date
August 12, 2013
Garfield County (south of Glenwood Springs)
Lightning Suspected
Evacuations will be lifted at 9 a.m. on 8/16/2013
None Reported
Structures Lost
None Reported 
211 Personnel
Executive Order Issued
Executive Order Pending
EFF has been approved on 8/12/2013
Information Sources
FMO update, WebEOC update Twitter: @CarbondaleFire Inciweb, Inicident PIO


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

Today’s Fire Outlook

The fire situation rating for the Rocky Mountain Area is at a  Preparedness Level 2. The National Preparedness Level is a Level 4.

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: