Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Update: 5/18/18 @ 8:50 am
Fire controlled 5/17 @ 15:53 pm ,  .33 acres

Fire Activity

        Racetrack Fire
  • Time Reported: 11:23 am
  • Size: .33 acre
  • Location: Morton County, KS.  Elkhart Ranger District, on North River Rd 1 mile east of Hwy 27
  • Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
  • Resources: USFS Resources
  • Containment: 100% @ 11:30
  • Controlled: @ 12:53 pm  5/17 
  • Structures Threatened: Recreation Area
  • Evacuation: N/A
  • Hazards: Snags
  • Closures: N/A
  • Cause: Lighting
  • Fuels: Grass
  • #Racetrackfire

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Fire Activity, May 15, 2018


       202B Fire
  • Time Reported: 5/15 @ 11:23 am
  • Location: Chaffee County, Salida RD, Park Co, Off county Rd. 200 by O'Haver Lake
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • Resources: 2 FS Engines
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100% on 5/15 @ 12:20 pm,
  •  Controlled: on 5/15 @ 13:13 pm 
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Human escaped campfire
  • Fuels
#202BFire

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Fire Activity 5/12/2017


McGee Gulch Fire

  • Time Reported: 1:05 pm 5/12/2018
  • Size: .10
  • Location: USFS Salida Ranger District, Chaffee County, 6 mi west of Buena Vista, CO.  Trout Creek Pass and County Road 305
  • Resources: Forest Service and Chaffee County
  • Containment: 100% at 4:30 pm
  • Structures Threatened: none
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Human Unknown
  • Fuels: Slash/Timber
  • #McGeeGulchFire
This map is an approximate location

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fire Activity 5/10/2018

Update: 8:00 am, May 15, 2018 

#ShootingRangeFire is 100 % controlled at 18:03 May 14

Update 3:50 pm, May 12, 2018 #Shooting Range Fi

 100% containment 3:50 pm


Update:  5:00 pm, May 11, 2018 #ShootRangeFire

        ·   Fire investigators on site determined two fire starts. 
            Shooting Range #1 Fire is .01 acres
Shooting Range #2 Fire is 15 acres
·       Crews made good progress today, containment on both  fires 80%
·       Smoldering continues on the interior of the Shooting Range #2 Fire, mop up operation is in progress.
·       Personnel will continue mop up operation tomorrow
·       Fire cause continues to be under investigation


  •  Update 1:10 pm, May 11, 2018 #ShootRangeFire

·       Hand crews are continuing to strengthen perimeter lines
·       Mop up has begun on the small spot fire
·       Fire is putting up minimal smoke  


Update:  8:15 am, May 11, 2018 #ShootRangeFire
  •         Closure order in effect for the Harris Park Shooting Area
  •         One .08 acre spot fire was reported yesterday
  •         Fire is burning in dead and down timber, with some torching yesterday
  •         Numerous snags in the area
  •         Expecting thunderstorms after noon, with gusty winds


Update:  8:18 pm, May 10, 2018 #ShootRangeFire
  •      Evacuation orders were lifted at 7:30 pm by Park County Sheriff
  •      15% contained



 Update:  5/10/17 7:15 pm #ShootingRangeFire


Fire is now reported at 15 acres,  Fire will be staffed over night due to proximity to homes.


#ShootingRangeFire

  • Time Reported: 2:48 pm
  • Size: 15 acres
  • Location: Park County, South Platte Ranger District, 8 miles north of Bailey, CO
  • Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
  • Resources: Forest Service and multiple cooperative resources on site,  Aviation resources ordered, 2 SEATs,  1 Air Attack and 1 Air Tanker, USFS Monument Type 3 helicopter.  2 engines, and 20 person hand crew. 
  • Containment: 100%
  • Controlled:  100 %
  • Structures Threatened: Yes
  • Evacuation: Evacuation orders lifted at 7:30 pm 5/10/2018 by Park County Sheriff Department 
  • Closures: Harris Park Shooting Area
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Fuels: Timber Slash
#ShootingRangeFire
This map is an approximate location





Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fire Activity 5/1/2018

Update: 357 Fire , controlled 11:40 am 5/2/2018 #357Fire

357 Fire
  • Time Reported: 07:39 am
  • Size: .1 acre
  • Location:  7.5 miles NW of Woodland Park. CO, Painted Rocks Road
  • Resources: Mountain Communities Brush 448 and Forest Service Resources
  • Containment: 100% at 9:05 am
  • Controlled: 5/2/2018 11:40 am
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Human
  • Fuels: Grass
  • #357Fire
This map is only an approximate location


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Update: 05/04/18 2:29 pm, Kaufman Fire Controlled #KaufmanFire

Update: 05/01/2018 1:03 pm #KaufmanFire  Personnel checked containment lines and found all lines secure and holding.  Mop up and monitoring continues.

Update: 04/30/2018 3:09 pm  #KaufmanFire
All lines have held, no change in acreage.  Mop up continues.  Currently assigned Mountain Zone Engine 22, Salmon Challis 622, Juniper Valley Buena Vista.  With the warm and windy forecast resources will remain on scene during the day.  Fire is currently contained.

Update: 6:00 pm
Firefighters will work on the fire late into the night and will be back on scene early morning.  Crews are currently strengthening the fire line and moping up the interior.


Update: 5:15 pm
#Kaufmanfire contained at 4:34 pm Size 7.8 acres


Update: 4:15pm

Most county resources have been release except for the Water Tenders.  Still have Forest Service engines and 20 person type II crew on scene.  Aircraft is on hold at this time.  Smoke is mostly coming from dead and down trees within the interior.  Park County evacuations notice has been lifted.

Fire Activity 4/29/2018

  • Time Reported: 11:28
  • Kaufman Fire
  • Location: Chaffee County, Salida RD, 2 miles South of Hwy 24 and Trout Creek Summit. On the border of Park County
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • Resources: USFS personnel and Engines, Park and Chaffee County Cooperator Engines, Buena Vista JV crew and two SEATS.
  • Size: 7.8 Acres
  • Containment: 100%
  • Controlled: 5/4/2018 2:29 pm
  • Threatened: structures NE of fire
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: human
  • Fuels: Grass
  • Hazards: Gusting winds, snags
  • #KaufmanFire
Please note this map is an approximate location

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fire Activity 4.17.2018

Fire Name: Indian Creek

4/23/2018 5:00 pm update:

Fire is 100% contained.  Due to better mapping, the size has reduced to 8 acres. 

4/18/2018 5:00 pm update:

Fire 50% contained at 1:30 PM.  Currently three Forest Service Type 6 Engines and one Module on scene, along with Douglas County Resources.

4/18/2018 2:30 pm update:

Highway 67 is now open to all traffic.  Motorists should use caution as fire personnel and equipment are still working near the highway. 

4/18/2018 8:30 am update:

Highway 67 is closed to through traffic, except local residents and emergency personnel, 5 miles west of Sedalia at Oak Valley Road.
The closure is necessary due to the high volume of emergency equipment and personnel working in the area.

Fire held through the night and is still 11 acres in size.

Fire Activity 4/17/2018
updated at 1703
  • Time Reported: 10:23
  • Indian Creek Fire
  • Location: Douglas County, South Platte RD, Hwy 67 and Rampart Road 
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • Resources: USFS personnel and Engines, Douglas County Cooperator Engines, Dozier and Helicopter.  At one time there were 100 firefighters on scene.
  • Some resources are being released, fire will be staffed with a night shift and will be staffing again tomorrow.  There is dozier line and a hose lay around the whole fire.
  • Size: 8 Acres
  • Containment: 100%
  • Controlled: 4/23/2018
  • Threatened: Structures
  • Closures: County Pre evacuations have been lifted
  • Cause: human: green tree blew over hitting power lines
  • Fuels: Brush, Timber
  • Hazards: Gusting winds,
  • #IndianCreekFire also #Rampart67Fire