Shawnee Peak Fire Information:
Time Reported: 3:15pm, 8/26/19
Location: Near Shawnee Peak, east of Kenosha Pass in the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Size: 70 acres
Structures Threatened: N\A
Closures: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests issued a formal Forest fire closure order for the fire area, the Ben Tyler North trailhead and all trails within the Shawnee Peak Fire. The closure does not include the Colorado Trail. All closed trails and trailheads are depicted on the closure map. A copy of the order and closure map are posted at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/psicc/alerts-notices (scroll down to Closures).
Update 8:00 a.m., 9/2/19: Moderate fire activity provided an opportunity for firefighters to conduct some burning along the southwest fire perimeter. This reduced available fuels and the potential for fire to spread outside the containment line. Firefighters started rehabilitation of fireline on the eastern perimeter by installing water bars to prevent potential erosion on downslope areas.
An infrared flight showed a lot of heat within the interior of the fire perimeter with the exception of the northwestern area where there are isolated hot spots. The spot fires detected and lined outside of the eastern perimeter showed no heat. No new spot fires were detected.