Update: Monday 24, 6:30 pm
A quiet day today on the fire. Crews will be coming off the lines around 8:00 pm and there will be no night shift tonight. Relative humidity is forecast to be near 100%. There is no change in size or containment at this time. The cause of the fire has been determined as shooting.
Update: Monday 24, 1:30 pm
Relatively quiet on the fire today. Crews are continuing to secure the lines by piling large logs and allowing them to burn. Occasional sprinkles are felt on the fire. Smoke is still visible and expected to continue to be visible for several days until the large fuels completely burn out or are extinguished by weather. Crews will be actively engaged on this fire as long as it is necessary to ensure the fire is secure. The new photo below was taken by firefighters on Saturday evening.
Update Monday 24, 9:30 am
No overnight growth on the fire last night. Crews reported minimal activity. Today's operations will include the hand piling and burning of the larger diameter logs within the interior. Patrolling the containment lines to ensure the fire is secure will be another priority. Smoke will continue to be visible from Hwy 67.
Turkey Track 8 Fire
- Time Reported: 9/22/18 at 2:21 pm
- Size: 160 acres
- Location: Douglas County, 3 miles East of Westcreek, CO., 8 miles North of Woodland Park, CO.
- Jurisdiction: USFS, Pikes Peak Ranger District
- Resources: Forest Service type 2 crew, several engines and multiple Douglas County cooperative resources.
- Structures Threatened: within 1 mile
- Evacuation: N/A
- Closures: The shooting area will remain closed for firefighter safety
- Cause: Shooting
- Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, snags and grass
This map is an approximate location
Burning operations around noon on Sunday.
The helicopter dropping "ping pong balls" on the Turkey Track 8 Fire.
Firefighters provided this image of them securing the line on Saturday evening. Photo Courtesy of Laura Aker.