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Friday, September 10, 2021

#SylvanFire information:

Forest Service lifts Sylvan Fire closure


EAGLE, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2021) – Today the White River National Forest lifted the closure for the Sylvan Fire.


The Sylvan Fire has not been active or grown in more than a month. It remains 3,792 acres and 90 percent contained. The remaining uncontained perimeter is on the rugged south side that firefighters have not accessed from the ground.


“People planning to visit the area should be aware that there is an increased risk of falling trees and rocks, debris flow, and flooding after a wildfire,” said Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Leanne Veldhuis.


Crews are currently working to repair firelines and will continue to monitor the area. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team will begin evaluating the burned area next week.


Additional information about the Sylvan Fire is available at Additional information about the White River National Forest is available at




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David Boyd
Public Affairs Officer

Forest Service

White River National Forest, Supervisor's Office

p: 970-945-3237
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f: 970-945-3266

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DAILY UPDATES/ Actualizaciones diarias:

Fire Information Facebook pages / Páginas en Facebook con información del incendio:

Info Line / Línea de información: (970) 462-9625 (8am to 8pm) Email:

Air Quality Health Advisories / Avisos de Calidad del Aire:

Eagle County Information/Informacion del Condado de Eagle: Pitkin County Information/Informacion del Condado de Pitkin: White River National Forest Information/Informacion del White River National Forest:


The latest information including closure maps is available on Inciweb at

For area, road, and trail closures and fire restrictions on National Forest lands, visit 

For support with livestock in Eagle County in the fire impacted area, contact: (970) 379-7731 / Para obtener apoyo con el ganado en el área afectada por el fuego, comuníquese con el : (970) 379-7731

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke for northwest Colorado including Eagle County. If smoke becomes heavy in your neighborhood, make efforts to limit outdoor activities and keep indoor air clean. Please visit Eagle County’s Public Health and Wildfires webpage for precautions you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Real-time air quality data is also available on
El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado emitió un Aviso de salud sobre la calidad del aire para el humo de incendios forestales para el noroeste de Colorado, incluido el condado de Eagle. Si el humo se vuelve denso en su vecindario, haga esfuerzos para limitar las actividades al aire libre y mantenga limpio el aire interior.

Los datos sobre la calidad del aire en tiempo real están disponibles en


#SlowDownMoveOver for emergency vehicles / #SlowDownMoveOver para vehículos de emergencia