Crews at the Morgan Creek Fire have been able to keep it at 8% containment and have continued to run a Type 3 Incident Management Organization. However, the wildfire has officially passed 7,000 acres.

Credit: Incident Information System, Morgan Creek Fire Line
Credit: Incident Information System, Morgan Creek Fire Line

Strategy surrounding the Morgan Creek Fire shifted from the Rocky Mountain Team Black Incident Management Team to the Type 3 Incident Management Organization on July 27. The fire remains a full suppression fire.

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In an update from Jeramy Dietz, Incident Commander, crews are continuing to hold and patrol containment lines in all divisions. 209 personnel are on the fire and a hose line has been plumbed to protect surrounding historical structures. While they've put a pause on them, if conditions improve, crews will resume firing operations to clear any fuel in the wildfire's path.

A forest closure is still in effect in the area of the fire, including the Seedhouse recreation corridor and Seedhouse Road. A portion of the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness is closed, and other roads and trails remain closed to entry for the safety of emergency crews.

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