Update: June 4, 2018 5:35 pm Hardscrabble Fire 100% Containment. Cause: Human Campfire #Hardscrabblefire
Update: June 4, 2018, 9:15 am. Firefighters on scene, lines held over night, precipitation helped. There is heat in the interior and crews will continue strengthening the line. Containment at 75%. Cause still under investigation. #Hardscrabblefire
Update: 6:00 pm
Hardscrabble Fire is 75% contained. Firefighter will continue containment early in the morning. #Hardscrabblefire
Update: 9:15 am
Firefighters have 50% containment at this time and there goal is to strengthen the fire line to gain full containment by end of today's shift. Resources on fire consist of a one 20 person crew, 2 engines, 2 Custer County water tenders.
Update: 6:00 pm
Fire fighters will continue to construct fireline into the late evening and will return early morning to staff the #Hardscrabblefire. No reported containment from the incident Commander.
Update: 4:45 pm
Fire crews constructing fire line, all aviation resources have been released. #Hardscrabblefire size has been adjusted to 2 acres. Next update will be at 6:00 pm.
Update: 2:05 pm
Correction Custer County ordered a pre- evacuation for 10 homes because of the #Hardscrabblefire. There are no evacuations in place at this time.
Custer County ordered evacuation for 10 homes because of the #Hardscrabblefire.
Update: 11:45 am
Large Air-tanker dropped 4000 gals of fire retardant and is currently on hold at the Pueblo Airtanker Base. One Type 2 helicopter has been ordered and is close to being on scene. The fire is in steep rocky terrain and is close to Hwy 96.
Fire Activity: 11:00 am
- Time Reported: 9:23 am
- Size: 2 acres
- Location: Custer County, San Carlos Ranger District, 3 miles South West of Wetmore CO.
- Jurisdiction: USFS
- Resources: 6 Forest Service Engines and multiple cooperative resources on site, Aviation resources, 1 Large Airtanker, 2 SEAT, 1 Type 2 Helicopter, 1 Air Attack and two 20-person hand crews.
- Containment: 100%
- Controlled: June 13, 2018 6:00 pm
- Structures Threatened: Yes
- Hazards: Steep rocky terrain
- Cause: Human/Campfire
- Fuels: Timber of Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir and Gamble Oak
This map is an approximate location