October 6, 2017 5:00 pm Final Update
The Willow Fire was declared contained on Thursday, October 5th. The San Carlos Ranger District had hoped to see this fire take a more natural role in this location but significant precipitation in the area kept the fuels too wet to facilitate additional growth.
Reported: Tuesday, September 19th at approximately 6:30p.m.
Location: Wet Mountains - approximately 14 miles south of Cañon City, CO. Elevation 9400 ft.
Size: one acre
Jurisdiction: US Forest Service (USFS) – San Isabel National Forest, San Carlos Ranger District
Management: USFS Incident Commander – Brandon Hansen
Resources: There are no resources on the fire.
Fuels: Mixed conifer
Closures: There are no closures at this time. Forest Road 274 may be affected should the fire spread uphill toward the road.
Current Actions: Firefighters will check the fire periodically and anticipate declaring the fire controlled during the week of October 9.
Contacts: Gregg Goodland – Public Information Officer - 719-429-5497
Fire crews on the Willow fire sent this 9/20 photo to show the low-intensity burn.