Monday, June 26, 2017

Fire Activity 6/26/17



Rampart Fire

Update: 8:15
Crews continue to improve fireline and mop up hotspots.  Fire is now 80% contained

Update: 4:45
2 engines and both helicopters have been released. Crews have hose lines around the fire and are constructing fireline around the fire. One additional hand crew is in route to the fire

  • Time Reported: 6.26.17 1210
  • Location: West of Rampart Range Rd and near Mount Deception
  • Resources: 2-engines, 1- water tender. Responders from US Forest Service, El Paso County and North East Teller County Fire
  • Size: 0.8 acre
  • Containment: 80%
  • Structures Threatened: none
  • Closures: No
  • Cause: Human caused, Under investigation
  • Fuels: Mixed conifer and grass
  • Hazards: wind, thunderstorms in the area
  • #RampartFire
Approximate general location of Rampart Fire.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fire Activity 6.24.2017


#392Fire


Update 6/26/17 9:30 pm
The cause of the 392 Fire has been determined, by investigators, to be shooting exploding targets. Suspects attempted to extinguish the fire and remained on-scene until firefighters arrived and are fully cooperating with the investigation.





392 Fire

Update 6/25/17 8:15 pm
Firefighters continued to mop up hot spots interior of the constructed handline today and the fire is now 75% contained. The fire will be monitored through the night and tomorrow the same resources will be at work continuing to secure the fire. No aerial assets were used today or are anticipated to be used tomorrow. Smoke will remain visible in the area tomorrow as heavy fuels in the interior continue to be consumed. the incident will transition tomorrow to a type IV management organization. Please be aware of firefighters working in the area.

392 Fire


Update 6/25/17 11:15 am
The handline constructed yesterday around the entire fire held through last night and containment remains at 50%. Firefighters continue to mop-up the perimeter and are catching any hot spots close to the line. CR 39 is now open. Isolated torching of heavy fuels interior of the fire continues.
3-water tenders
3-engines
2-crews
2-helicopters are available if needed
Doug Petray is the IC of the Type III organization managing the fire.
Smoke may remain visible throughout the day

We encourage visitors to avoid the fire area.



Update 6/24/17 10:30 pm
Firefighters continue to secure fire line and mop up hot-spots. CR 56 at 285 is now open and the portion of CR 39 that was closed will likely open tomorrow. There is still isolated torching of heavy fuels inside the fire perimeter. Flames and smoke will be visible tonight.

  • Time Reported: 6.24.17 1240
  • Location: 9.5 miles NE of Como, CO, T8-S, R75-W, NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 13
  • Resources: 15-engines, 1-Water Tender, 1-ambulance, 1-handcrew, 1- wildfire module, 1-dozer,  2-helicopters
  • Size: 90 acres
  • Containment: 50%
  • Structures Threatened: 1 ranch structure
  • Closures: No
  • Cause: Human, under investigation
  • Fuels: Mixed conifer and grass
  • Hazards: winds, snags (dead trees), terrain
  • #392Fire

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fire Activity 6.23.2017

Ouzel Fire

  • Time Reported: 6-22-17, 5:57 pm
  • Location: Near Ouzel Campground, 5.5 miles south of Buffalo Creek
  • Resources: 35 fire personnel consisting of 1 Hotshot Crew, 5 engines. US Forest Service, North Fork Fire, Sugarloaf Fire, Thorton Fire are all assisting
  • Size: 2.5 acres
  • Containment: 100
  • Controlled: 6.24.17, 1208
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Closures: No
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Grass, slash (dead downed branches)
  • Hazards: Terrain, high winds
  • #OuzelFire
Type III helicopter from Monument dropped approx. 10 bucket loads yesterday dipping from the South Platte River which caused quite the traffic jam along the road. They had ordered the helicopter for today but due to the low clouds in Monument, it was not able to operate. 
The smoke is occasionally visible from Hwy. 126



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rolling Creek Fire

  • Size: 1/10 acre
  • Location: 8 miles SE of Bailey in the Lost Creek Wilderness
  • County:  Park County
  • Reported:  6/20 at 5:00 PM
  • Containment: 100%
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
  • #RollingCreekFire
  • Smoke was visible from State Highway 285, County Road 126, and the Wellington Lake Area
  • A helicopter from Monument Fire Center put 10 bucket drops on fire shortly after discovery
  • Engine crew began 3 hour hike at 6:00 AM this morning to begin suppression efforts
  • Pike Hotshots will arrive mid-morning today to support the engine crew if needed


Photos from afternoon of 6/20


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Turkey Track #8

  • Size: 2 acres
  • Location: Approximately 9 miles north of Woodland Park at the Turkey Track Shooting Range
  • Resources: US Forest Service, Northeast Teller County, and Mountain Communities
  • Closures:  Area of Forest Service Road 343 is closed
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Grass and dead/downed heavy fuels
  • #TurkeyTrack8Fire

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Alexander Fire

  • Size: 1/2 acre
  • Location: Eleven Mile Canyon
  • Resources: 2 FS Engines and crews from Lake George Fire
  • Containment: 0%
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Grass
  • Crews are currently putting in line
  • #AlexanderFire

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kaufman Fire

  • Size: .15 acre
  • Location: East of Kaufman Ridge and South of Kaufman Road in Chaffee County
  • Resources: 3 FS Engines, FS Battalion Chief
  • Containment: 0%
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Douglas Fir and Grass
  • Crews are currently putting in line
  • #KaufmanFire