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Lily Pad Wildfire Contained

On Sunday, July 9, 2023 Summit Fire and EMS responded to a wildfire between Lily Pad Lake and Meadow Creek Trail. Smoke was visible north of I-70 and wesr of Highway 9. The human-caused wildfire was estimated to be 0.2 acres in size. Resources were called in from the US Forest Service and Summit County Sheriff’s Office to contain the fire. Crews heavily doused hot areas of the fire using a helicopter and water from Lily Pad Lake. Firefighters felt confident with their initial attack and kept the fire small. Summit Fire and EMS turned operations over to the US Forest Service – White River National Forest around 6:00pm on July 9. US Forest Service personnel will remain on the scene to monitor activity. Individuals are asked to stay clear of Lily Pad Lake and Meadow Creek Trail until operations are wrapped up and the hot spots are completely smothered.

Update: July 10 at 6:00am from the US Forest Service – White River National Forest

Crews from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit – White River National Forest and BLM Upper Colorado River District knocked the remaining heat out of the Lily Pad Wildfire, which was contained to 0.3 acres. Crews will continue cold-tailing by looking for hot spots, and monitor the burned area over the next few days. Please continue to stay clear of this area as crews finish operations.