Monday, February 20, 2017

Fire Activity 2.20.2017

Turkey Track #4

  • Size: 1.5 acres (reduced due to better mapping)
  • Location: Approximately 9 miles north of Woodland Park, Near recent Turkey Track Fires of the las few days
  • Resources: US Forest Service, Mountain Communities, North East Teller County, Green Mtn Falls
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Closures: Area of forest road 343 is closed to shooting for firefighter safety
  • Cause: Shooting
  • Fuels: Grass and dead/downed heavy fuels
  • #TurkeyTrack4Fire
  • Fire is 100% Contained
  • Crews continue with mop-up on the Turkey Track 4 & 5 fires

Turkey Track #5

  • Size: .10
  • Location: Approximately 10 feet from Turkey Track #4
  • All other information is same as Turkey Track #4
  • Fire is 100% Contained
  • #TurkeyTrack5Fire

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fire Activity 2.19.2017

Turkey Track Area

  • Size: 1/10 acre
  • Location:  Approximately 10 miles north of Woodland Park, near Saturdays Turkey Track Fire.
  • Resources: US Forest Service, Mountain Communities VFD, Douglas County Sheriff's office.
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: Area around fire will be closed to target shooting for firefighter safety on and off throughout the day.
  • Cause: Human
  • #TurkeyTrackAreaFire
  • Fire is out

Painted Rock Fire 

  • Size: .10 acre
  • Location: West of Manitou Lake off County Road 78, N of Woodland Park
  • Resources: US Forest Service
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Campfire
  •  #PaintedRockFire
  • Fire is currently creeping and smoldering in grass.

  • Fire is 100% contained

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fire Activity 2.18.2017

 Turkey Track Fire

2 pm update
  • Fire is 100% contained

  • Interior hot spots remain on the fire this morning
  • Crews will continue to mop up and improve fire lines today
  • For firefighter safety, we ask that people not use the area for target shooting until fire is 100% contained.

  • 50% Contained
  • Crews will staff fire overnight and new crews will come in tomorrow to relieve night shift operations.
  • For firefighters safety, we ask that people not use the area for target shooting until fire is 100% contained.
  • Due to better mapping, fire is now 8 acres.

Helicopter  release from fire. Some containment with wet lines and dug line where needed.  Fire will be staffed through the night and rested firefighters will be back in morning to relieve night operations.

                                                                                   Helicopter doing bucket drop

  • Initial Response 12:36 pm Sat. Feb. 18,2017
  • Jurisdiction: USFS  Pikes Peak Ranger District, 2 miles SE of Westcreek, CO. in Douglas County
  • Fuels:  grass , dead & down timber
  • Size  10-12 ac
  • Cause: under investigation
  • Resources: Muti agency - Mountain Communities, Divide Fire, Green Mt. Fire, 
  • NE Teller, US Forest Service and Douglas County Helicopter 
  • No structures threaten
  • #turkeytrackfire