Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Fire Activity 10/21/2020

 

Teddys Peak Fire

 see updates below just above map

Time Reported: 10/21/20 at 11:49 am

  • Size: 2 acre
  • Location: Huerfano County, San Carlos Ranger District, 4 miles SW of Cuchara, CO. ,between Bear and Blue Lakes in the upper Cuchara River drainage.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service Module (5 firefighters), Huerfano County resources (4 firefighters), Various overhead from USFS and La Veta Fire, one Large Airtanker (LAT) and two SEAT’s (single engine air tanker)
  • Containment:0%
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: unknown under investigation. 
  • Fuels: Bristlecone, grass and duff

#TeddysPeakfire_CO

Update: 10/24/20 @ 11:30 am

Today firefighters are again observing the fire using a suppression strategy that prioritizes firefighter safety because the wind gusts are up to 45 mph over the incident. Firefighters will engage when risks have been mitigated. Smoke may be visible but is very minimal. 

Update: 10/23/20 @ 12:30 pm

The fire is located in heavy concentrations of snags, standing dead, and dead down timber posing a significant safety risk,  Firefighters are observing the fire using a suppression strategy that prioritizes firefighter safety will engage when risks have been mitigated. Extracting an injured firefighter in this area would be extremely difficult because there is no aviation support due to high winds..

Update: 10/22/20 @ 7:30 pm

Firefighters are off the fire and will be returning in the morning. With tomorrows predicted change in temperatures and decreasing wind the plan is to use air support to assist  in suppression efforts.

Update: 10/22/20 @ 2:25 pm

Airtankers and helicopters are unable perform suppression operations because of high winds over the incident.  Fire is now estimated at 2 acres.

Update: 10/22/20 @ 12:00 pm

Type 2 Helicopter in route to fire with another on order along with two large airtankers and two SEATS. Also have a air attack on scene and a lead plane has been ordered.  Another 5 person module is in route.  Fire is now estimated at 1 acre. 

Update: 10/21/20 @ 7:00 pm  

Large Airtanker did one drop and the SEAT's did two drops, then were released.  Firefighters plan to come off the fire 8:00 pm and will return in the morning.


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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Fire Activity 10/17/2020


 211 Fire

Time Reported: 10/17/20 at 4:00 pm

  • Size: 0 .1 acres
  • Location: Douglas County, South Platte Ranger District, 4 miles WSW of Deckers CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service Resources, North Fork Fire Resources
  • Containment:  10/17/20 @ 4:44 pm for 0.1 acres
  • Controlled:  10/17/2020 @ 5:22 pm  size 0.1 acres
  • Structures Threatened:
  • Evacuation:
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Unknown,
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, needles
  • #211fire_CO

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Forest Road Fire

 

Time Reported: 10/17/20 at 12:37 pm

  • Size:  0.41 acres
  • Location: Douglas County, South Platte Ranger District, 12 miles WSW of Castle Rock CO. near Rock Springs Campground
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service Resources, Douglas County Resources, Type 1 Helicopter and Douglas County Type 2 Helicopter.
  • Containment:  10/18/20 @ 12:00 pm
  • Controlled: 10/19/2020 @ 1245 pm
  • Structures Threatened: 
  • Evacuation:
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, needles
  • #ForestRoadfire

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Fire Activity 10/10/2020

 

Ensign Gulch Fire

 

Time Reported: 6/010/20 at 2:01 pm

  • Size:  0.1 acres
  • Location: Park County, Pikes Peak Ranger District, 4 miles NE of Woodland Park, CO, at the end of Forest Service Rd 314B
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service resources
  • Containment: 10/10 @ 5:54 for 0.1 acre
  • Controlled:
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human Caused
  • Concerns:  
  • Fuels:  Grass
  • #EnsignGulchfire_CO

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Fire Activity 10/04/2020

 

Turkey 7 Fire

 

Time Reported: 10/04/20 at 4:01 pm

  • Size: 0.1 acre
  • Location: Douglas County, Pikes Peak Ranger District, 11miles north west of Woodland Park, CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service engine, 1 squad
  • Containment:  10/4/20 @ 5:32 pm, size 0.1 acre
  • Controlled:  and called out @ 10/5/20 10:47 am
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human Caused
  • Concerns: wind
  • Fuels: Snags, grass
  • #Turkey7fire

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