Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Willow Fire 09/20/2017

Willow Fire Information

September 21, 2017 8:00 pm   Update

There was little growth on the Willow Fire today. Firefighters made good progress with line construction.

Reported: Tuesday, September 19th at approximately 6:30p.m.
Cause: Lightning
Location: Wet Mountains - approximately 14 miles south of Cañon City, CO. Elevation 9400 ft.
Size: one-tenth acre
Jurisdiction: US Forest Service (USFS) – San Isabel National Forest, San Carlos Ranger District
Management: USFS Incident Commander – Brandon Hansen
Resources: 5 firefighters from one Type 6 Engine
Fuels: Mixed conifer
Closures: There are no closures at this time. Forest Road 274 may be affected should the fire spread uphill toward the road.
Current Actions: Today the Pike Hotshots constructed hand lines and prepped the road for possible future burnout operations.  Continued to monitor fire activity, develop long-term management plan and action points, and provide timely and accurate information to the public. Tomorrow will have fewer resources as the Pike Hotshots have been ordered to a higher priority fire near Craig. 
Contacts: Gregg Goodland – Public Information Officer - 719-429-5497
Remarks: Smoke may visible from eastern Fremont and Custer counties as well as western Pueblo county including from Pueblo to Cañon City and Wetmore, CO. Fire managers prefer folks not to report this smoke unless there is personal danger.

Fire crews on the Willow fire sent this photo to show the low-intensity burn.


 The smoke is visible from the top of the ridge along Forest Road 274.

Another photo of a low intensity burn.

A photo from 9/21 shows much of the large debris burning up.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fire Activity-8/31/17


Fire Name: Waterton Fire


9/4/17 8:30 am update:
The fire is 100% contained. Firefighters are looking for hot areas on the fire and back-hauling supplies. Smoke in the Denver area is being transported in from wildfires in the NW U.S. Colorado Air Quality 


9/3/2017 11:00 am update:
The fire is now 50% contained. Personnel continue to reinforce handlines and cooling hot spots within the fire perimeter. 

9/2/2017 5:30pm update:

Crews continue to reinforce control lines today. 1 Helicopter is on scene to assist with suppression and logistical support as needed. Waterton Canyon is now open however smoke may still be visible in the area. For more information on smoke and haze along the Colorado Front Range:  https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/advisory.aspx


Time Reported: 8/31, 11:55
Location: Above Strontia Springs Reservoir in Waterton Canyon, Approximately 9 miles NW of Sedalia, CO
Resources: 1 Type 2 Crew, 6 Smoke Jumpers, numerous local fire personnel, 1 Helicopter
Size: 6 acres
Containment: 100%
Structures Threatened: None
Closures: Waterton Canyon is now open 
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Gamble oak, timber, litter and brush
Terrain:  steep, rugged and inaccessible
#WatertonFire

According to Ranger Brian Banks, fire managers are assessing the situation and ordering resources.  Much of the fire fight will take place from the air given the steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain.  Denver area residents should expect to see smoke and aircraft at work. This fire is in a watershed that supplies 80% of drinking water to Denver residents.  
Partners: Denver Water and Douglas County

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fire Activity 7/28

Goose Creek 2 Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/28 @ 1:23 pm
  • Location: South Platte RD, Jefferson Co, 6 miles SW of Deckers, CO off FS Rd 211
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 0%
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
#GooseCreek2Fire

Map is an approximate location

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fire Activity 7/27/17

Schoolmarm Mountain Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/27 @ 1:09 pm
  • Location: South Park RD, Park Co, 4 miles W of Tarryall CO
  • Resources: 2 FS Engines
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100% on 7/27 @ 2:49 pm, Controlled on 7/28 @ 11:39 am 
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Timber – Single lightning-struck tree
#SchoolmarmMountainFire

Map is an approximate location


Westcreek Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/26 @ 11:45 pm
  • Location: South Platte RD, Douglas Co, off Hwy 67, 2 miles NW of Westcreek CO
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine, 1 DPFC Engine
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100%, Controlled and OUT on 7/27 @ 10:00 am
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Timber – Single lightning-struck tree
#WestcreekFire

Map is an approximate location

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fire Activity 7/26/17

Lower Twin Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/26 @ 5:12 pm
  • Location: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Park Co, off County Rd 42, 3 miles south of Florissant, CO
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100% on 7/26 @ 6:00 pm, Controlled on 7/26 @ 6:45 pm
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Grass, timber
#LowerTwinFire
         


Map is an approximate location

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fire Activity 7/25/17

Pronghorn Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/25 @ 2:06 pm
  • Location: Elkhart RD, Baca Co, 4.37 miles N of Elkhart, KS
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: 9 acres
  • Containment: 100% on 7/25 @ 6:58 pm, Controlled 7/26 @ 2:47 pm
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Human
  • Fuels: Grass, brush,
#PronghornFire

Map is an approximate location


676 Trail Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/24 @ 4:39 pm
  • Location: South Platte RD, Douglas Co, 3 miles NW of Devils Head
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: Estimated 0.19 acres
  • Containment: 100% 7/25 @ 3:19 pm, Controlled 7/26 @ 12:45 pm
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
#Trail676Fire
Map is an approximate location

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fire Activity 7/24/17

Fossil Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/24 @ 1641
  • Location: South Park RD, Teller Co, 5.25 miles SW of Florissant, CO in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Resources: 2 FS Engines, 1 NPS Engine
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100% and Controlled at 1845, Called OUT @ 1234 on 7/25
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Grass, brush, trees
#FossilFire

Map is an approximate location