This fire could have easily spread all of Gilman, Redcliff, beyond Minturn and Vail if not for the outstanding work by the Wildfire Responders.
With coordinated response, remarkable air power, and a tenacious ground crew, the Two Elk Fire remained at 26.5 acres without any loss of lives, damage to structures or infrastructure on the second and final day of this unparalleled response.
THANK YOU ALL! 🙏🏽
Photos were taken by Raj Manickam from the deck roof of SteamMaster’s Corporate 3-story office building at 1901 Main Street, in Minturn. Some photos were taken behind the building where water was collected at a nearby pond.
Note from District Ranger
“Thanks to swift response by local cooperators and interagency firefighters, the Two Elk Fire is expected to be at 100% containment by this afternoon,” said Rick Truex, acting District Ranger. “We would like to thank the local community and our partners for all of their support over the weekend.”
Special thanks to Eagle River Fire Protection District, Eagle County Sheriff, Vail Fire and Emergency Services, Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedics, Summit Fire Authority, Aspen Fire Protection District, Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District, Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District, Vail Resorts, Town of Minturn, and Town of Vail for support throughout the response.
Note: Source from USDA - Forest Service | Vail Daily | Eagle River Fire Protection District