Friday, May 22, 2020

Fire Activity 5.22.2020

343 Fire

Time Reported: 5/22/20 at  1:39 pm
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Location: Turkey Track - FS Road 343. Approximately 9 miles N of Woodland Park, Douglas County.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • ResourcesResources from the US Forest Service, Mtn Communities, Teller County and Douglas County - 20 firefighters
  • Containment:100%
  • Controlled: 0% 
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Evacuation: None
  • Closures: None
  • Hazards: Shooting trash in the area
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Grass

Update 5/23/2020, 11am
The 343 fire is now 100% contained. The turkey tracks shooting area has been reopened. 

Update 5/22/2020, 8:30pm
The 343 fire is now 75% contained. Turkey Track shooting area remains closed. 

Update 5/22/2020, 3:45pm
Crews have fireline around the fire and are continuing to reinforce those fire lines and cool the edges of the fire. Forward progression of the 343 fire has been stopped.

Ram Fire

Time Reported: 5/22/20 at 12:42 pm
  • Size: 1 acre
  • Location: Rampart range rd, west of Forest Road 322.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS
  • Resources: resources from the US Forest Service - 1 engine, total of 5 firefighters
  • Containment:50%
  • Controlled: 0% 
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Evacuation: None
  • Closures: No closures however we ask the public to please slow down and use caution in the fire area.
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Mixed Conifer, Grass
  • #RamFire

Update 4/23/2020, 9:30am
Firefighters will continue to mop up hotspots and reinforce firelines today. Some smokes remain visible in the interior of the fire. These will likely be visible to passers-by and there will likely be a smell of smoke will be in this area.

Update 4/22/2020 6:22 pm
The Ram fire is now 50% contained. Firefighters continue to strengthen firelines and mop up hotspots. 

Update 4/22/2020, 3:45pm 
Firefighters have slowed the progression of the Ram fire and are continuing to construct fireline around the fire. They continue to work with the helicopter utilizing water drops to cool the fire. 

Firefighters on scene constructing fireline and working with the Helicopter to cool hotspots on the fire.