Saturday, September 29, 2018

Wilkerson Fire Update

Update: Monday  6:00 pm
The #WilkersonFire is now 100% contained, one engine will be on the fire tomorrow.  Fire received light precipitation today, a few smokes still visible on the incident.

Update: Monday 10:00 am
The #WilkersonFire has about 45 firefighters on scene consisting of USFS and Park County resources.  The type 3 helicopter has been released. Resources engaged securing perimeter and mopping up hotshots.

 Fire Activity 6:30 pm, 9/29

      Wilkerson Fire
  • Time Reported: 9/29/18 at 2:37 pm
  • Size:  18 acres
  • Location: Park County, South Park Ranger District, 8 miles West of Lake George, CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service type 3 helicopter, Type 1 Air Tanker, 2 SEAT’s and several engines and multiple Park County cooperative resources. Up to 70 firefighters committed to the incident
  • Containment: 50%
  • Controlled: 
  • Structures Threatened:
  • Evacuation: N/A
  • Closures: 
  • Cause: Human / under investigation
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, shrubs and grass
        #WilkersonFire
This map is an approximate location

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Fire Activity Thursday 4:00 pm, 9/27

      Wagon Tongue Fire
  • Time Reported: 9/27/18 at 1:30 pm
  • Size:  1/10 acre
  • Location: Park County, South Park Ranger District, 5 miles South of Lake George, CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service Engine and overhead 
  • Containment: 3:30 pm, 9/27
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Evacuation: N/A
  • Closures: N/A
  • Cause: Human / under investigation
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, grass
        #WagonTongueFire
This map is an approximate location



Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fire Activity - Turkey Track 8 Fire

Update: Thursday 27, 4:30 pm

Containment is at 90% and the size remains 160 acres. The larger fuels producing smoke are expected to continue until they are fully consumed or when a weather event puts out the fire.  The area will be open for recreation use starting tomorrow at 8:00 am.  A USFS fire engine will be on scene patrolling.


Update: Thursday 27, 10:00 am

Two engines are spending the day improving the fire-line and patrolling the perimeter. Containment is at 75% and the size remains 160 acres. The larger fuels producing smoke are expected to continue until they are fully consumed or when a weather event puts out the fire.



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 and 3 engines. 
  • Containment: 90%
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: within 1 mile
  • Evacuation: N/A
  • Closures: The shooting area will remain closed for firefighter safety
  • Cause: Target Shooting
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, snags and grass
        #TurkeyTrack8Fire
This map is an approximate location



 Snags


Burning operations around noon on Sunday.



The helicopter dropping "ping pong balls" on the Turkey Track 8 Fire on Sunday.


Firefighters provided this image of them securing the line on Saturday evening. Photo Courtesy of Laura Aker.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Update:  Thursday 20, 2:00 pm

At 11:57 am containment on the #LongHollowFire is at 100%.  Firefighters are improving the fireline and working on hotspots.

Update:  Wednesday 19, 6:00 pm

At 6:00 pm containment on the #LongHollowFire is at 80%.  One type 2 crew is being released at the end of today's shift.  There will be one 20 person type 2 IA crew still staffing the fire tomorrow.

Update:  Wednesday 19, 10:45 am

Two 20 person fire crews are back on the #LongHollowfire working to gain containment and mopping up hot spots.  Fire has not grown and is still at 5.2 acres.

Update:  Tuesday 18, 6:00 pm

At 6:00 pm containment on the Long Hollow Fire is at 50% and some Photos have been added.

Update:  Tuesday 18, 11:00 am

Numerous resources are on the fire constructing and improving fire-line. There's two type 2 crews along with several engines. Fire is now reported at 5.2 acres.


Fire Activity 8:00 am, 9/18

      Long Hollow Fire
  • Time Reported: 9/17/18 at 6:01 pm
  • Size:  5.2 acres
  • Location: Douglas County, South Platte Ranger District
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service and multiple Douglas County cooperative resources.  There were two Large Airtanker drops and two type 3 helicopters doing water drops.
  • Containment: 100%
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: 
  • Cause: Human / under investigation
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
        #LongHollowFire
This map is an approximate location




                                                         
  Constructing fire-line
Hot Spotting
Retardant next to fire-line
Type of Fuels 

Jack Potting and Mopping Up

Map



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fire Activity - Lion Gulch Fire 9/01/2018

Updated: Monday, September 3, 2018 10:00am   (last report unless significant activity occurs)

Fire Activity

Lion Gulch Fire

Public Information Officer contact - Gregg Goodland  719-429-5497

Time reported: 8/31/2018 3:07 pm by Devils Head Lookout Tower
Size: 1.5 acres
Location: 5 miles NE of Buffalo Creek, CO, off Hwy 96 across the N. Fork South Platte River
Jurisdiction: USFS, Jefferson County, S. Platte RD
Resources: Local fire crews from Buffalo Creek and Monument
Containment: 100%
Controlled: 09/02/2018 at 6:oo pm
Structures Threatened: None
Evacuations: None
Closures: None
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, Ponderosa Pine, mixed conifer and moderate bug killed logs

A rapid response to the lightning-caused Lion Gulch Fire on Friday evening utilized two Air Tankers to get a retardant line around the fire. The fire was declared contained on the evening of Sept. 1. It is likely that smoke will continue to be seen occasionally from points along the North Fork of the South Platte River and also from Pleasant Park Road in Conifer. Fire crews will be taking actions as needed to safely put this fire out. 

#LionGulchFire




Photo from the helicopter on 8/31.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Fire Activity

Rainbow Fire

Update - 11/01/2018 at 4:00 pm

Fire contained and controlled at 17 acres on 10/01/18 at 1:00 pm

Time reported: 8/05/2018 5:13 pm
Size: 17 acres
Location: 10 miles N of Woodland Park, CO, just off Forest road 350
Jurisdiction: USFS, Douglas County, Pikes Peak RD
Resources: Local fire crews from Woodland Park
Containment: 100%
Controlled: 10/01/18 at 1:00 pm
Structures Threatened: none
Evacuations: None
Closures: None
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Ponderosa Pine and heavy dead logs

#RainbowFire

Due to the high hazards of working in dense standing dead trees, on steep terrain, and in thick deadfall from the Hayman Fire, crews constructed indirect containment lines away from the fires edge, in areas where the risk of falling dead trees was reduced. Firefighters continue to monitor the fire and patrol these containment lines. This full-suppression strategy allows for lower risk firefighting conditions.








Heavy fuels are beginning to consume after a relatively long and quiet drying period. 8/30


The burned out grasses on the top of the fire secure the line and allow larger fuels to burn with less risk of escape. 8/14


Fire slowly burning a large log on 8/11.

Fire securing the steep south flank on Thursday 8/9.

Douglas County flew over the fire today (8/7) and captured this image

A firefighter carefully applies fire along the containment lines to starve the fire of burnable fuels. 8/7

The fire is burning in a heavy snag patch. 8/6

Numerous down logs and standing snags are in this fire area. 8/6

Sunday, July 22, 2018


Updated 7/23 2:37 pm
Updated 7/23 7:07 am

Fire Activity  7/22 5:45 PM

Little Brown Creek Fire

Time reported: 7/22 4:06 pm
Size: 10 acres
Location: 10 miles SW of Nathrop, CO
Jurisdiction: USFS, Chaffee County, Salida RD
Resources: Resources will remain on scene until 10:00 PM
Containment: 7/22 8:43 pm
Controlled: 7/23 2:26 pm
Structures Threatened:
Evacuations:
Closures:
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Pinon Juniper
# LittleBrownCreekfire
Rain, lightning and thunderstorms in the area.
This map is an approximation