Friday, May 22, 2020

Fire Activity 5.22.2020



343 Fire

Time Reported: 5/22/20 at  1:39 pm
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Location: Turkey Track - FS Road 343. Approximately 9 miles N of Woodland Park, Douglas County.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • ResourcesResources from the US Forest Service, Mtn Communities, Teller County and Douglas County - 20 firefighters
  • Containment:100%
  • Controlled: 0% 
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Evacuation: None
  • Closures: None
  • Hazards: Shooting trash in the area
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Grass
#343Fire

Update 5/23/2020, 11am
The 343 fire is now 100% contained. The turkey tracks shooting area has been reopened. 

Update 5/22/2020, 8:30pm
The 343 fire is now 75% contained. Turkey Track shooting area remains closed. 

Update 5/22/2020, 3:45pm
Crews have fireline around the fire and are continuing to reinforce those fire lines and cool the edges of the fire. Forward progression of the 343 fire has been stopped.








Ram Fire


Time Reported: 5/22/20 at 12:42 pm
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Location: Rampart range rd, west of Forest Road 322.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • Resources: resources from the US Forest Service - 1 engine, total of 5 firefighters
  • Containment:50%
  • Controlled: 0% 
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Evacuation: None
  • Closures: No closures however we ask the public to please slow down and use caution in the fire area.
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Mixed Conifer, Grass
  • #RamFire

Update 4/23/2020, 9:30am
Firefighters will continue to mop up hotspots and reinforce firelines today. Some smokes remain visible in the interior of the fire. These will likely be visible to passers-by and there will likely be a smell of smoke will be in this area.

Update 4/22/2020 6:22 pm
The Ram fire is now 50% contained. Firefighters continue to strengthen firelines and mop up hotspots. 

Update 4/22/2020, 3:45pm 
Firefighters have slowed the progression of the Ram fire and are continuing to construct fireline around the fire. They continue to work with the helicopter utilizing water drops to cool the fire. 

Firefighters on scene constructing fireline and working with the Helicopter to cool hotspots on the fire. 


Thursday, May 21, 2020


Fire Activity 12:55 pm, 5/21

      Spring Gulch Fire

Time Reported: 5/21/20 at 12:55 pm
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Location: Douglas County, South Platte Ranger District, Approx 2 miles SE of Deckers , CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Two Forest Service engines,
  • Containment:100% at 13:52pm
  • Controlled:  and out 14:00 pm
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: unknown
  • Fuels: grass
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Fire Activity 12:55 pm, 5/19

      Sunset Fire

Time Reported: 5/19/20 at 12:55 pm
  • Size: 1.1 acres
  • Location: Douglas County, South Platte Ranger District,  Approx 13 miles SW of Castle Rock, CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • Resources: Forest Service engines, Pike Hotshot crew, one Type 3 Helicopter
  • Containment:100% at 12:24 pm 5/20
  • Controlled: 12:24,  5/21
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
       #Sunsetfire
Update: 1:30 pm 5/21

Fire is now being called controlled at 12:44 pm for a total of 1.1 acres, firefighters will continue to mop up hot spots.

Update: 1:30 pm 5/20

Fire is now 100% contained for a total of 1.1 acres, firefighters will continue to  improve fireline and mop up hot spots.

Update: 9:30 am 5/20
Fire is now 75% contained , one Type 6 engine is on the incident improving fireline and mopping up hot spots..

Update: 6:30 pm 5/19
Fire is now at 1.1 acres, most fire suppression resources have been released, one Type 6 engine will be on the incident until 10:00 pm and will staff the fire tomorrow.


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Fire Activity 7:41 pm, 5/18

      Forebay Fire

Time Reported: 5/18/20 at 4:27 pm
  • Size: .25 acres
  • Location: Lake County, Leadville Ranger District, 1.7 miles NE of Twin Lakes, NW of Granite CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service engine
  • Containment:100% 7:30 pm, 5/18
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human, abandon campfire
  • Fuels: Lodgepole Pine
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Fire Activity


      Meridian Fire

A fire was off the Slaughterhouse Gulch (FR 101) on the South Platte RD.

Time Reported: 5/17/20 at 7:41 pm
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Location: Park County, South Platte Ranger District, 3 miles SE of Harris Park.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service squad
  • Containment:100% 9:08 pm, 5/17
  • Controlled:  100% 9:08 pm, 5/17
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human, abandon campfire
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, Grass
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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Fire Activity 4:41 pm, 5/03

      68 Fire

A fire in the Corbin Gulch on the South Platte RD.

Time Reported: 5/04/20 at 4:32 pm
  • Size: .25 acres
  • Location: Park County, South Platte Ranger District, 1.5 miles south of  Bailey, CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service Engine and one squad
  • Containment:100% 10:30 am,  5/05
  • Controlled:  9:03 am, 5/06 
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human,
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, Grass
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 Fire Activity 4:41 pm, 5/03

      Turkey 5-3 Fire

A small brush fire at the Turkey Track shooting area.

Time Reported: 5/03/20 at 4:41 pm
  • Size: .1 acres
  • Location: Douglas County, Pikes Peak Ranger District, 10 miles north of Woodland Park, CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service Engine,
  • Containment:100% 6:53 pm,  5/03
  • Controlled:  6:53 pm,  5/03
  • Out:  6:53 pm,  5/03
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: 
  • Cause: Human, Target Shooting
  • Fuels: Grass, Snags
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