Friday, July 20, 2018

Fire Activity  7/20  5:35 PM

Rampart Fire

Time reported: 4:03 PM
Size: 13 acres after the burnout
Location: 2.5 mi  NE of Woodland Park, CO
Jurisdiction: USFS, Pikes Peak RD
Resources: Engines, Type 1 and Type 3 helicopters, Requested Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS) enroute
Containment: 100%  7/22 1:46 pm
Controlled: 7/24 @ 3:20 pm
Structures Threatened:
Evacuations: Campers in the area.
Closures: Rampart Range Road to closed to driving and camping between junction of FS 300/FS320 and FS 300/FS318
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: grass, pine, aspen
Air Attack requested, Law Enforcement requested at Rampart Range Road at “Y”  to close FS 300/FS320 junction.
Burnout is complete at 12:12 pm. Operation had good results. Expect to see smoke for the rest of the day.
At 11:00 AM firefighters will implement a burnout operation on the north side of the fire. This will remove fuels in front of the fire to secure the perimeter. Expect to see smoke in the area for the rest of the day. 
We just had a DRONE INCURSION over the fire. "If You Fly, We Don't"  Grounding our aircraft can stop much needed suppression efforts and put firefighters on the ground in danger. There is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in place over the fire area. 
Receiving some rain this afternoon 7/22, mopping up a little heat in the interior.
Local unit took responsibility for the fire at 4 pm
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