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.