With a push of wintry weather, Ice Fire near Silverton is now 90% contained

Ice Fire October 2020
Posted at 8:55 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:45:19-04

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Colo. — Thanks to a wintry push from Mother Nature, the Ice Fire near Silverton is now 90% contained, fire officials announced Monday morning.

Officials said the probability that the fire will expand beyond its current size of 596 acres is low.

The Ice Lakes were not impacted by the fire, but the trail to them was heavily damaged. Fire officials said the trails will remain closed until further notice.

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Ice Fire | Oct. 2020

No evacuations were ordered in connection to this fire.

The fire sparked on Oct. 19 about five miles west of Silverton. The cause is unknown and under investigation.

Jim Donovan, the emergency manager for San Juan County, encouraged residents to sign up for Nixle, the public alerting system. To sign up, text 81433 to 888777.