Friday, June 23, 2017

Fire Activity 6.23.2017

Ouzel Fire

  • Time Reported: 6-22-17, 5:57 pm
  • Location: Near Ouzel Campground, 5.5 miles south of Buffalo Creek
  • Resources: 35 fire personnel consisting of 1 Hotshot Crew, 5 engines. US Forest Service, North Fork Fire, Sugarloaf Fire, Thorton Fire are all assisting
  • Size: 2.5 acres
  • Containment: 100
  • Controlled: 6.24.17, 1208
  • Structures Threatened: No
  • Closures: No
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Grass, slash (dead downed branches)
  • Hazards: Terrain, high winds
  • #OuzelFire
Type III helicopter from Monument dropped approx. 10 bucket loads yesterday dipping from the South Platte River which caused quite the traffic jam along the road. They had ordered the helicopter for today but due to the low clouds in Monument, it was not able to operate. 
The smoke is occasionally visible from Hwy. 126