Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fire Activity 10.15.2017

Buckhorn Fire
  • Time Reported: 3:45 pm
  • Response time: 3:50 pm
  • Location: Buckhorn Mountain near Bear Creek/High Drive
  • Resources: 1 engine from US Forest Service, 1 engine from El Paso County
  • Size:1/10 acre
  • Containment:100%
  • Structures Threatened:None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Campfire
  • Fuels: Slash, grass
  • Hazards: Rocky terrain
  • # BuckhornFire
    Crews arrived on scene to find an abandoned campfire creeping out of the fire  ring into nearby grass. Crews are mopping up fire and no new growth expected.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Willow Fire 09/20/2017

Willow Fire Information

October 6, 2017 5:00 pm   Final Update

The Willow Fire was declared contained on Thursday, October 5th. The San Carlos Ranger District had hoped to see this fire take a more natural role in this location but significant precipitation in the area kept the fuels too wet to facilitate additional growth. 

Reported: Tuesday, September 19th at approximately 6:30p.m.
Cause: Lightning
Location: Wet Mountains - approximately 14 miles south of CaƱon City, CO. Elevation 9400 ft.
Size: one acre
Jurisdiction: US Forest Service (USFS) – San Isabel National Forest, San Carlos Ranger District
Management: USFS Incident Commander – Brandon Hansen
Resources: There are no resources on the fire.
Fuels: Mixed conifer
Closures: There are no closures at this time. Forest Road 274 may be affected should the fire spread uphill toward the road.
Current Actions: Firefighters will check the fire periodically and anticipate declaring the fire controlled during the week of October 9. 
Contacts: Gregg Goodland – Public Information Officer - 719-429-5497

Fire crews on the Willow fire sent this 9/20 photo to show the low-intensity burn.


 The smoke is visible from the top of the ridge along Forest Road 274.

Another photo of a low intensity burn.

A photo from 9/21 shows much of the large debris burning up.

Today's (9/23) photo shows more of the larger sized debris being consumed.

This is a shot of the lighting struck tree that started the fire. Note the spiral scar going from nearly top to bottom.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fire Activity-8/31/17


Fire Name: Waterton Fire


9/4/17 8:30 am update:
The fire is 100% contained. Firefighters are looking for hot areas on the fire and back-hauling supplies. Smoke in the Denver area is being transported in from wildfires in the NW U.S. Colorado Air Quality 


9/3/2017 11:00 am update:
The fire is now 50% contained. Personnel continue to reinforce handlines and cooling hot spots within the fire perimeter. 

9/2/2017 5:30pm update:

Crews continue to reinforce control lines today. 1 Helicopter is on scene to assist with suppression and logistical support as needed. Waterton Canyon is now open however smoke may still be visible in the area. For more information on smoke and haze along the Colorado Front Range:  https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/advisory.aspx


Time Reported: 8/31, 11:55
Location: Above Strontia Springs Reservoir in Waterton Canyon, Approximately 9 miles NW of Sedalia, CO
Resources: 1 Type 2 Crew, 6 Smoke Jumpers, numerous local fire personnel, 1 Helicopter
Size: 6 acres
Containment: 100%
Structures Threatened: None
Closures: Waterton Canyon is now open 
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Gamble oak, timber, litter and brush
Terrain:  steep, rugged and inaccessible
#WatertonFire

According to Ranger Brian Banks, fire managers are assessing the situation and ordering resources.  Much of the fire fight will take place from the air given the steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain.  Denver area residents should expect to see smoke and aircraft at work. This fire is in a watershed that supplies 80% of drinking water to Denver residents.  
Partners: Denver Water and Douglas County

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fire Activity 7/28

Goose Creek 2 Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/28 @ 1:23 pm
  • Location: South Platte RD, Jefferson Co, 6 miles SW of Deckers, CO off FS Rd 211
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 0%
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
#GooseCreek2Fire

Map is an approximate location

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fire Activity 7/27/17

Schoolmarm Mountain Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/27 @ 1:09 pm
  • Location: South Park RD, Park Co, 4 miles W of Tarryall CO
  • Resources: 2 FS Engines
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100% on 7/27 @ 2:49 pm, Controlled on 7/28 @ 11:39 am 
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Timber – Single lightning-struck tree
#SchoolmarmMountainFire

Map is an approximate location


Westcreek Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/26 @ 11:45 pm
  • Location: South Platte RD, Douglas Co, off Hwy 67, 2 miles NW of Westcreek CO
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine, 1 DPFC Engine
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100%, Controlled and OUT on 7/27 @ 10:00 am
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Timber – Single lightning-struck tree
#WestcreekFire

Map is an approximate location

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fire Activity 7/26/17

Lower Twin Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/26 @ 5:12 pm
  • Location: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Park Co, off County Rd 42, 3 miles south of Florissant, CO
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Containment: 100% on 7/26 @ 6:00 pm, Controlled on 7/26 @ 6:45 pm
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Grass, timber
#LowerTwinFire
         


Map is an approximate location

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fire Activity 7/25/17

Pronghorn Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/25 @ 2:06 pm
  • Location: Elkhart RD, Baca Co, 4.37 miles N of Elkhart, KS
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: 9 acres
  • Containment: 100% on 7/25 @ 6:58 pm, Controlled 7/26 @ 2:47 pm
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Human
  • Fuels: Grass, brush,
#PronghornFire

Map is an approximate location


676 Trail Fire
  • Time Reported: 7/24 @ 4:39 pm
  • Location: South Platte RD, Douglas Co, 3 miles NW of Devils Head
  • Resources: 1 FS Engine
  • Size: Estimated 0.19 acres
  • Containment: 100% 7/25 @ 3:19 pm, Controlled 7/26 @ 12:45 pm
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
#Trail676Fire
Map is an approximate location