Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fire Activity 3.8.2017

Saint Peters Dome Fire

  • Size: 1/10 acre
  • Location: Off Gold Camp Rd near St Peters Dome
  • Resources: 3 engines, 1 hand crew.  Resources are from US Forest Service and El Paso County Sheriffs Office
  • Containment: 100%
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Closures: St Peters Dome trail closed
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Timber
  • Hazards: Steep and rocky terrain
  • #StPetersDome
  • Smoke visible SW of Colorado Springs
  • Crews on scene constructing fireline
  • Firefighters coming off fire for the day
  • Americorps crew will staff the fire early Thursday morning
  • Helicopter staging, brought in to bolster initial attack capabilities
  • Update (3/9 am): Crews back on scene improving fireline and mopping up hot
  • Update(3/9 afternoon): Crews continue to mop up hot spots and call the fire 100% contained

View of Saint Peters Dome fire on the morning of 3/9/2017

Americorps crew from Lake George working a grid pattern to find hot spots with their hands

Americorps gridding for hot spots