September 21, 2017 8:00 pm Update
There was little growth on the Willow Fire today. Firefighters made good progress with line construction.
Reported: Tuesday, September 19th at approximately 6:30p.m.
Location: Wet Mountains - approximately 14 miles south of Cañon City, CO. Elevation 9400 ft.
Size: one-tenth acre
Jurisdiction: US Forest Service (USFS) – San Isabel National Forest, San Carlos Ranger District
Management: USFS Incident Commander – Brandon Hansen
Resources: 5 firefighters from one Type 6 Engine
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: Today the Pike Hotshots constructed hand lines and prepped the road for possible future burnout operations. Continued to monitor fire activity, develop long-term management plan and action points, and provide timely and accurate information to the public. Tomorrow will have fewer resources as the Pike Hotshots have been ordered to a higher priority fire near Craig.
Contacts: Gregg Goodland – Public Information Officer - 719-429-5497
Remarks: Smoke may visible from eastern Fremont and Custer counties as well as western Pueblo county including from Pueblo to Cañon City and Wetmore, CO. Fire managers prefer folks not to report this smoke unless there is personal danger.
Fire crews on the Willow fire sent this photo to show the low-intensity burn.