#Tenderfoot2 Fire Press Release #5
Press Contact: Marcia Gilles (970) 306-8689
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Dillon, Colo. – Sept. 22, 2017 –Today, firefighters worked to establish 100 percent containment on the 21 acre Tenderfoot 2 fire east of Dillon. The White River National Forest has rescinded the closure order on the Oro Grande and Tenderfoot Mountain trails. The trails are now open to the public but please stay out of the burn area above the Oro Grande Trail due to weakened trees.
Throughout the past few days, fire crews have also been restoring the fire line by placing water drainage features along the line to prevent erosion.
A 20-person crew will be retained on the fire until tomorrow morning for rehabilitation of the area and to look for any remaining flare-ups or hot spots.
“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support from the community and agency partners in response to this wildfire,” said Bill Jackson, Dillon District Ranger, White River National Forest. “I would especially like to thank all the firefighters and support personnel who coordinated seamlessly to provide a quick and effective response to this fire,” he added.
The Forest Service encourages communities to remember that there are fire mitigation actions you can take to reduce your risk for the next wildfire. Make your home or neighborhood a fire-adapted community, visit www.fireadapted.org for tips and resources.
This will be the last press release for the Tenderfoot 2 Fire unless there are significant changes.