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: