Dice Hill Fire
At approximately 12:20 on July 20th, 2020 Kremmling Fire Protection District was dispatched by the Grand County Communications Center to the area around Trough Rd. in Grand County for a reported large white smoke plume. Only Grand County Sheriff units got into the area and discovered the fire was burning in both Summit and Grand Counties, and notified Summit county agencies. Further into finding the location of the fire, a Grand County Sheriff unit determined the fire was on the western slope of the Sheephorn Mountain near the Upper Blue Valley Ranch. Craig Inter-agency Dispatch was then notified and began to dispatch state and federal agencies, including the Craig Hot Shots. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office began to start coordinating for air support and evacuations. At 13:30 Hot Sulphur Springs / Parshall Fire Protection District was paged to bring a type 6 engine, at 13:55 Grand Fire Protection District was paged to bring an additional type 6 engine and Grand County EMS to bring ESU 16 to the fire. Throughout the day over 100 firefighters worked the fire. As of July 21st, 2020 local agencies were released from the scene and federal agencies such as Forest Service and BLM took over mop up and cause investigation. The fire consumed 27 acres of forest service land and 100% contained as of July 23rd, 2020.
Kremmling Fire Protection District, Hot Sulphur Springs / Parshall Fire Protection District, Grand Fire Protection District, Summit Fire & EMS Authority, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control, Craig Interagency Hot Shots, Grand County EMS, Grand County Sheriff & Summit County Sheriff.