Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fern Fire

update: Fern Fire
  • Pikes Peak Ranger District, FS road 348 East
  • Initial Response 8:54 Thur. Oct 27,2016
  • Assessing hot spots
  • Size  .1 ac
  • Resources still on scene
  • #fernfire
  • Contained 12:07 PM
  • Cause: not determined

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fire Activity 10.23.2016 West Creek Fire


·         Pikes Peak Ranger District


·         Initial response at 1:55 PM


·         West Creek Wildfire Douglas County, FSR 343 2 mi. SE of Westcreek, CO.


·         Size: 0.53


·         Resources on scene


·         Grass


·         #westcreekfire

  • Controlled 10:58 AM


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Talcott Fire Update: Pikes Peak Ranger District

Fire activity 10.22.2016

Talcott Fire

  • Pikes Peak Ranger District
  • Initial Response 1:15 PM Mon. Oct 17,2016
  • Assessing hot spots
  • Size  14ac
  • Resources on scene: 1 crews from USFS and 1 engine
  • #talcottfire
  • Contained 100%
  • Cause: Human caused, under investigation



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fire Activity 9.15.2016

Maid Of Erin

  • Turquoise Lake - Maid of Erin CG
  • Initial Response 12:59 pm
  • Burning smoldering duff
  • Size .1ac
  • Resources on scene: crews from USFS,
  • #MaidofErinFire
  • Contained 2:40 pm
  • Cause: Escape Campfire
  • Controlled and Out: 2:50pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9.14.2016 Fire Activity

Update: Name Change Old Timer not (Long Hollow)

  •  S of Deckers / Trout Creek
  • Resources hiking in 8:15
  • Size: 1/10 acre
  • #OldTimerFire
  • update: Contained at 1200 size .1 ac
  • Lighting Cause
  • Update: fire controlled at 1:15 pm

Fire Activity 09/13/16

Sugar Fire

  • Resources responded at 5:28 p.m.
  • 4 miles NE of Deckers
  • US Forest Service response: squad of firefighters
  • Cause Lighting
  • .1 acre, burning actively
  • Contained to .1 acre at 10:03 pm 
  • Firefighters hiking out returning to quarters 10:11 pm
  • Will re-engage at 7:00 am (9/14/16)
  • #SugarFire 
  • Resources on scene operations normal
  • Update: fire controlled at 2:03 pm

Monday, September 12, 2016

Prescribed Fire Season Approaching

San Carlos Ranger District Planning Black Mountain Prescribed Burns

As cooler damper weather approaches the Pike and San Isabel National Forests are calling attention to some planned prescribed fire projects. As weather and fire behavior permit, the Forest Service will return to the Black Mountain area on the San Carlos Ranger District. The Forest Service routinely conducts prescribed burns there to keep frequent, low-intensity fire as a part of the forest ecosystem. The maps below show the general project area and the specific burn unit boundaries. The Forest Service will update this site as specific burn dates are determined and operations proceed.

For complete information on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests' prescribed fire program including the Black Mountain project please visit their website's prescribed fire page . Follow links to specific Ranger District prescribed fire information.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fire Update 9.11.2016

Noddles Fire

  • UPDATE  Noddles Fire Controlled at 10:10 a.m. 9/13
  • UPDATE 7:15 a.m. 9/12- Noddles Fire re-measured at 1.75 acres
  • UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. 9/12 -Noddles Fire contained at 10:41 p.m. on 9/11
  • Determined to be human-caused
  • Earlier called "Campbell Mt. Fire"
  • Reported at 5:35 p.m. 9/11
  • North of Devil's Head Lookout off FS Road 676
  • US Forest Service response: firefighters with helicopter assist, engine en route
  • 1 acre, burning actively 

Below: the Noddles fire burning near Devil's Head Lookout

Kia Fire

  • Reported 2:56 p.m. 9/11
  • 5 miles SW of Colorado Springs
  • Vehicle fire, spread to vegetation
  • Broadmoor Fire and Rescue and US Forest Service response
  • Controlled at 5:20 p.m, one-tenth acre

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fire Update 9.10.2016

Fire 1819

  • Reported 12:44 a.m. September 10
  • 3 miles SW of Buffalo Creek CO
  • Abandoned campfire escaped its ring
  • US Forest Service response
  • Controlled at 2:15 p.m. September 10 at one-tenth acre

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fire Update 9.9.2016

Trail Head Fire (1812)

  • Update: contained at 4:30 p.m. at one-tenth acre
  • Reported 4:57 p.m.
  • Vehicle fire at junction of Forest Service Rd 300 and Jackson Creek Road
  • 1.25 miles south of Devil's Head Lookout
  • USFS and Jackson Fire responding
  • Threatens to spread to vegetation

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fire Update 9.8.2016

Fire 1796

  • Reported 4:04 p.m 9/7
  • USFS response
  • Vehicle fire threatening wild land
  • 2 miles east of Continental Divide on Park Co. Rd. 60
  • Contained at 6:00 p.m. 9/7 at less than one-tenth acre
  • Controlled 10:38 a.m. 9/8

Monday, September 5, 2016

Fire Update 9.5.2016

Green Timber Gulch Fire

  • 12 miles SW of Buena Vista near Cottonwood Reservoir in Chaffee County
  • Reported at 4:45 p.m.
  • US Forest Service response
  • Human-caused, escaped campfire
  • Fire contained at less than one-tenth acre at 6:00 p.m.
  • UPDATE: Fire controlled at 6:58 p.m.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fire Activity 9.4.2016

The U.S. Forest Service responded to two escaped or abandoned campfires this weekend:

31 Fire

  • Reported 9:13 a.m. Sunday 9-4
  • 8 miles SE of Buffalo Creek in Flat Rocks Campground
  • Caused by an unattended campfire that escaped its ring
  • Less than one-tenth acre in size
  • Controlled at 11:53 a.m. 9-4

507 Fire

  • Reported 3 p.m. Saturday 9-3
  • 6 miles NW of Perry Park
  • Caused by an unattended campfire that escaped its ring
  • Less than one-tenth acre in size
  • Controlled at 4:45 p.m. 9-3

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fire Activity 8.30.2016

Ben Tyler Fire

  • Spotted from County Road at 3:43 P.M. August 30
  • Burning near the Ben Tyler trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness 6 miles west of Bailey
  • Lightning-caused
  • Estimate 1/4 acre in size
  • Division Supervisor, Batallion Chief and one Forest Service engine and crew responded.
  • Assisted by South Platte Fire Department
  • Firefighters are hiking in to the fire
  • update: firefighters working on #BenTylerfire
  • update: fire declared contained at 8:30 p.m. August 30

  • update: fire declared CONTROLLED 1:45 p.m. August 31

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fire Activity 8.21

Six Mile
  • 3 miles NW of Deckers
  • Reported at 2:59pm
  • Responded at 3:00pm
  • Resources on scene: USFS, North Fork Fire, Jefferson County Sheriff
  • Size: 1/4 acre
  • Fire smoldering and creeping in grass and brush
  • Crews constructing fireline
  • #SixMileFire
  • Contained: 6:53pm
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Controlled 8/22 12 noon

2 Spot
  • 3 Miles SE of Woodland Park
  • Resources on scene from USFS
  • 1/10 acre
  • Contained at 4:15pm
  • Cause: Human
  • #2SpotFire

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fire Activity 8.18.2016

  • Savage Fire contained today at 11:00 a.m.
  • Firefighting was a combined effort of the Beulah and Red Creek Fire organizations and the U.S. Forest Service
  • No new fires reported today as of 4:30 p.m.
  • Firefighters are alert to lightning developing in areas across the Forest

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fire Activity 8.17.2016


Savage Fire
Forest Service is aware and responding to smoke near Little Red Butte on San Carlos Ranger District. 

  • Reported 5:35 p.m. on 8/17
  • Beulah Fire Protection and Ambulance District, Red Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue and USFS Engine and module responded.
  • 2-person module and Engine on scene
  • FS Helicopter reconnaisance and subsequent water drops
  • Approx. one acre lightning-caused
  • Smoke visible from Pueblo, to the southwest 
  • Burning in grass, pinyon-juniper and ponderosa slash
 update 8 a.m. 8/18: 

  • fire fighters remained on scene overnight 8/17 to continue control 8/18

update 11 a.m 8/18:

  • measured at 1/2 acre
  • burning in the old Mason Fire burned area
  • heavy fuels still smoldering
  • firefighters expect to completed containment line within an hour
  • currently mopping up, using helicopter water drops as needed

Hayden Pass
  • Yesterday's fire activity had minimal smoke showing in the Black Mountain area and additionally on Middle Ridge which runs off the summit of Nipple Mountain. Smoke was light and intermittent with the exception of a few hours in the early afternoon where there was light, consistent smoke from Middle Ridge. This area is consistent with the concentration of heat that was indicted by the most recent infrared mapping in that area. 

    Crews focused on the Rainbow Lake area, doing riparian/forbs plots in the vicinity of the lake. Surveying was done on the species and health of trees in the area. Crews also surveyed a radio facility north of the fire area. Rehabilitation from firefighting efforts was accomplished there.

  • Photo one: plot photo near Rainbow Lake
  • Photo two: Rainbow Lake
  • Photo three: Rehabilitated radio facility


  • Reported 3:05 pm on 8/16
  • Located near Hwy 67 on Mantiou Experiment Forest
  • Initial response by Pikes Peak RD forces and a type 3 helicopter
  • Approx. 1/10 acre
  • Helicopter preforming bucket drops
  • Update: fire now contained at 6:00 p.m.Displaying experimental.jpg

Trout Creek

  • Reported at 7:36 p.m on 8/15
  • Located near Hwy 67 South of mile marker 91
  • Initial attack by West Creek Fire Department
  • Approx. 1/2 acre
  • Lightning-caused
  • Support from South Platte Ranger District Engine E-11
  • Contained by fire line at 10:45 p.m
  • Firefighters hiking in this morning from Hwy 67 to drop the single snag and mop up
  • Firefighters continue mopping up the 1/2 acre Trout Creek Fire. South Platte Ranger District firefighters were relieved by Pikes Peak Ranger District firefighters.
  • Update:  now controlled at 12:14 pm. Final size determined to be 1/10 acre.
Be safe today, keep your campfire contained, and dead out when not attending it.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fire Activity 8.15.2016

As of 6:00 p.m today it has been a relatively quiet day at Pueblo Interagency Dispatch Center. We very much appreciate the recreating public's cooperation and vigilance in using campfires responsibly, especially in these windy conditions. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fire Activity 8.14.2016 

Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to the family and fellow Lolo Hotshot Crew members of Justin Beebe, the Forest Service firefighter killed yesterday by a falling snag while engaging a fire at Great Basin National Park in Nevada.

No activity on the Forest as of 10:45 today.  There were many lightning strikes yesterday evening, so patrols are keeping a watchful eye to see if anything develops as the day heats up.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fire Activity 8.13.2016

No new fire activity on Forest as of 10:30 am.

UPDATE: A Forest Service Engine and local resources responded to #Goosecreek Goose Creek Fire on the So. Platte District at 1500 hours today. It is 1/10th acre in size, burning in grass. Smoldering, creeping.  Northwest of Cheesman Reservoir on FSR 211.  6 miles west of Deckers, CO.  CONTAINED at 1535 hours today.

CONTROLLED at 1644 hours. Nice work crew.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fire Activity 8.12.2016

Afternoon winds are picking up on the Hayden Pass Fire.  Winds can cause dust devils that appear to be smoke. #HaydenPassFire

No new activity reported as of 10:30 a.m. today.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fire Activity 8.9.2016

  • Approximately 1/2 mile N of Buffalo Creek
  • Reported: 5:56 pm, Initial Response: 6:08 pm
  • Burning in heavy dead and downed Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir.
  • Size .5 acres
  • Jurisdiction: State Land
  • Resources on Scene: USFS, North Fork Fire, and Jefferson County Sheriffs Office
  • Smoke visible from Buffalo Creek, Pine Grove, CR 126 and CR 97
  • No structures threatened 
  • Crews from USFS and North Fork Fire are constructing fireline around the fire.  Fire is still .5 acres in size.
  • #SwanFire
  • Update: Contained: 12 pm, fire is still .5 acres.\
  • This will be the last update on the PSICC blog. For future updates, follow North Fork Fire on Twitter

  • Approximately 1.5 miles SW of Palmer Lake
  • Reported at 8:33 am, Initial Response 8:45
  • Burning in rocky terrain, mixed conifer
  • Size .10
  • Resources on scene: crews from USFS, El Paso County Wildland and 1 Helicopter
  • #ChautauquaFire
  • Contained 12:45pm
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Controlled: 2:15pm
  • Update: Fire called out at 15:00 pm, Resources returning to quarters

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Fire Activity 8.4.2016

As of 10:45 am there have been no confirmed fire reports on the PSICC today!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fire Activity 8.3.2016

Across the PSICC, a lot of lightning activity was observed yesterday. 
As of 10:30 am there have been no confirmed fire reports on the PSICC today!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Fire Activity 8.2.2016

Hayden Pass Fire (3:45 pm)
A large cottonwood draw is burning and creating a substantial column of smoke today.  However, no additional resources are needed at this time.  For updates on the Hayden Pass Fire visit


Friday, July 29, 2016

Fire Activity 07.29.16

Mt Elbert 2
  •  12 miles SW of Leadville, CO 
  • Resources found this while hiking out from Mt Elbert Fire 
  • Size: 1/10 acre
  • Out at 7:58 pm
  • #MtElbert2Fire

Mt Elbert
  • 12 miles SW of Leadville, CO 
  • Resources on scene 
  • Size: 1/10 acre
  • Contained at 6:44 pm
  • Controlled/Out at 10:45 am on 8/1
  • #MtElbertFire

Rich Creek  

8/3/2016 Update - cause determined to be human
  • 12.5 miles SW of Fairplay, CO near County Road 22 and Rich Creek Trailhead
  • Reported at 2:13 pm
  • Burning in timber, needle cast, and grass
  • Resources responded at 2:16 pm and are currently on scene 
  • Size: 1/10 acre
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Contained at 6:02 pm
  • #RichCreekFire

Rich Creek Fire

Rich Creek Fire

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fire Activity 07.27.16

Hayden Pass Fire (1 pm)
Smoke is visible from the Hayden Pass Fire this afternoon.  Information Officers on the fire say the activity is well within the burn area.  For updates on the Hayden Pass Fire visit


Hayden Pass Fire

Hayden Pass Fire

As of 11:45 there have been no confirmed fire reports.

Here is an update on previously reported incidents:

Scraggy Peak
  • Previously reported on 07.25.16 as 1.25 acres,  Due to better mapping, final fire size was reported at 0.25 acres.
  • Firefighters have hiked into the area today to check the fire and will mop up as necessary.
  • #ScraggyPeakFire
  • Controlled at 6:30 pm on 07.27.16

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fire Activity 07.26.16

As of 3:15 pm there have been no confirmed fire reports on the PSICC today.

Here is some updated information about fires that were reported on in the recent past:

252 Fire
  • The 252 Fire was a "campfire" that was contained yesterday (07.25.16).  
  • The public is reminded that Stage I Fire Restrictions are in place and even when those restrictions are lifted, it is never ok to build your campfire in the grass.  By building your campfire without a fire ring or area clear of vegetation, you are essentially creating a wildfire as there is no way to keep the fire in check.
252 Fire

Sheep Mountain
Update - 8/2/2016
  • Contained as of 7/27/2016 
  • Here are some recent pictures of  the Sheep Mountain Fire which was reported on 07.21.16.
  • The fire is located 8 miles WSW of Buena Vista, CO and was caused by lightning.
  • Due to the steep, inaccessible terrain, fire managers are frequently checking this fire by air.
Sheep Mountain Fire, 07.25.16 at 11 am

Sheep Mountain Fire, 07.25.16 at 11 am

Sheep Mountain Fire, 07.25.16 at 11 am

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fire Activity 07.25.16

Scraggy Peak Fire  
  • 4 miles NW of Beulah, CO
  • Reported at 12:45 am
  • Burning in rough, rocky terrain
  • Resources responded 1:01 am
  • Firefighters eventually flown into fire by helicopter
  • Size: 1.25 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • 90% contained
  • Update at 1715: Contained
Scraggy Peak Fire, photo by US Forest Service

Bear Gulch Fire
  • 9 miles SE of Canon City, CO
  • Reported at 11:45 am
  • Burning in dead and downed oak brush
  • Resources on scene at 12:01 pm
  • Size: 0.1 acre
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Update at 4:17 pm:  Contained/Controlled/Out

252 Fire
  • 5 miles N of Maysville, CO near Mt. Shavano trailhead
  • Reported at 1:03 pm
  • Burning in grass and duff
  • Resources responded at 1:17 pm
  • Size: 0.1 acre
  • Cause: escaped campfire
  • Contained/ Controlled/Out 7/25 @ 2:58 pm

Illegal Campfire
  • Crews leaving the 252 Fire came across another illegal campfire and were able to quickly extinguish it.
  • The public is reminded that Stage 1 fire restrictions are in place and should be followed.  For information about the fire restrictions visit the PSICC website: