Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fire Activity 6/2/2018

Update: June 13, 2018, 7:33 pm, Hardscrabble Fire Controlled at 6:00 pm, 2 acres #Hardscrabblefire

Update:  June 4, 2018 5:35 pm  Hardscrabble Fire 100% Containment.  Cause: Human Campfire #Hardscrabblefire

Update:  June 4, 2018, 9:15 am.  Firefighters on scene, lines held over night, precipitation helped.  There is heat in the interior and crews will continue strengthening the line. Containment at 75%. Cause still under investigation.  #Hardscrabblefire

Update: 6:00 pm
 Hardscrabble Fire is 75% contained.  Firefighter will continue containment early in the morning. #Hardscrabblefire

Update: 9:15 am

Firefighters have 50% containment at this time and there goal is to strengthen the fire line to gain full containment by end of today's shift. Resources on fire consist of a one 20 person crew, 2 engines, 2 Custer County water tenders.

Update: 6:00 pm
Fire fighters will continue to construct fireline into the late evening and will return early morning to staff the #Hardscrabblefire. No reported containment from the incident Commander.

Update: 4:45 pm
Fire crews constructing fire line, all aviation resources have been released. #Hardscrabblefire size has been adjusted to 2 acres.  Next update will be at 6:00 pm.

Update: 2:05 pm
Correction Custer County ordered a pre- evacuation for 10 homes because of the #Hardscrabblefire.  There are no evacuations in place at this time.

Update: 12:50
Custer County ordered evacuation for 10 homes because of the #Hardscrabblefire.

Update: 11:45 am
Large Air-tanker dropped 4000 gals of fire retardant and is currently on hold at the Pueblo Airtanker Base.  One Type 2 helicopter has been ordered and is close to being on scene. The fire is in steep rocky terrain and is close to Hwy 96. 
Fire Activity: 11:00 am
       Hardscrabble Fire
  • Time Reported: 9:23 am
  • Size: 2 acres
  • Location: Custer County, San Carlos Ranger District, 3 miles South West of Wetmore CO.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS 
  • Resources:  6 Forest Service Engines and multiple cooperative resources on site, Aviation resources, 1 Large Airtanker, 2 SEAT, 1 Type 2 Helicopter, 1 Air Attack and two 20-person hand crews. 
  • Containment: 100%
  • Controlled:  June 13, 2018 6:00 pm
  • Structures Threatened: Yes
  • Evacuation: 
  • Closures:
  • Hazards: Steep rocky terrain 
  • Cause: Human/Campfire
  • Fuels: Timber of Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir and Gamble Oak
This map is an approximate location