Saturday, May 1, 2021

Fire Activity 5/01/2021

 

56 Fire

Time Reported: 5/1/2121 at 11:56 am

  • Size: 45 acres
  • Location: Park County Road 56/ FS Rd 130, 4.2 mi E of Jefferson, CO
  • Jurisdiction: USFS,
  • Resources: Engines and hand-crew from USFS and Local VFD, one Large Airtanker (LAT) two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT) & Type 2 Helicopter
  • Containment: 100%
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human under investigation. 
  • Fuels: Grass and Timber 
  • #56Fire
Update: 5/3/2021 3:30 pm
The #56 Fire received several inches of snow, firefighters will be patrolling the fire as needed. 

Update: 5/2/2021 4:30 pm
The #56 Fire is now 100% contained, all resources have been released. Fire will be in patrolled status.

Update: 5/2/2021 11:30 am
The #56 Fire is now 70% contained, firefighters still constructing and improving fireline.  All aviation resources have been released. 


Update: 5/2/2021 8:30 am
Fighters consisting of engines and squads are continuing to construct and improve fireline on the #56 Fire. Fire is still at 45 acres with a 50% containment.  No aviation resources ordered at this time.   

Update: 5/1/2021 8:10 pm
Firefighters will be staffing the fire through out the night, #56 fire is now 50% contained.  Aircraft are released for the night but are available tomorrow if needed.

Photos from the #56 Fire.












Update: 5/1/2021 6:15 pm

The #56 fire is 40% contained, crews still working to gain containment. Posted below is
the video taken by the Multi Mission Aircraft (MMA) of Helicopter doing a bucket drop.






Update: 5/1/2021 4:45 pm

Airtankers have been released from the #56 Fire all other resources still on the incident constructing fireline..

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Fire activity 4.10.2021

343 Fire

Time Reported: 4/10/2121 at 3:43 pm

  • Size: 0.1 acres
  • Location: 2.1 Miles SE of Westcreek, CO
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Engines from USFS and Mountain Communities VFD
  • Containment: 100%  4/10/2021, 6:05 pm
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: unknown under investigation. 
  • Fuels: Grass 
  • #343Fire
The 343 fire burned 0.1of an acre of Pike National Forest land. Engines from US Forest Service and Mountain Communities Volunteer Fire Department responded and quickly gained control of the fire. The fire has been called 100% contained. Fire resources will be on scene again tomorrow. 



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)
  • Containment10/27/20 @ 10:07 am / size 2 acres
  • Controlled:  10/29/20 @ 9:45 am /size 2 acres
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: unknown under investigation. 
  • Fuels: Bristlecone, grass and duff

#TeddysPeakfire_CO

Update: 10/25/20 @ 12:00 pm

#TeddysPeakfire_CO remains at 2 acres and is producing light smoke. Gusty winds persist over the fire. Precipitation in the fire area is forecasted this afternoon and will decrease fire activity.

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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Monday, September 28, 2020

Fire Activity 9/28/2020

 

Big Grassy Fire

 

Time Reported: 9/28/20 at 11:45 am

  • Size:  0.1 acres
  • Location: Chaffee County, Salida Ranger District, 18 miles SW of Buena Vista, CO
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service engine,
  • Containment:100% 9/28/20 5:00 pm @ 0.1 acre
  • Controlled:  9/30/2020 @ 1:00 pm 
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Human Caused
  • Fuels: Spruce fir

#BigGrassyfire_CO

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