Monday, August 6, 2018

Fire Activity

Rainbow Fire

Update - 11/01/2018 at 4:00 pm

Fire contained and controlled at 17 acres on 10/01/18 at 1:00 pm

Time reported: 8/05/2018 5:13 pm
Size: 17 acres
Location: 10 miles N of Woodland Park, CO, just off Forest road 350
Jurisdiction: USFS, Douglas County, Pikes Peak RD
Resources: Local fire crews from Woodland Park
Containment: 100%
Controlled: 10/01/18 at 1:00 pm
Structures Threatened: none
Evacuations: None
Closures: None
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Ponderosa Pine and heavy dead logs


Due to the high hazards of working in dense standing dead trees, on steep terrain, and in thick deadfall from the Hayman Fire, crews constructed indirect containment lines away from the fires edge, in areas where the risk of falling dead trees was reduced. Firefighters continue to monitor the fire and patrol these containment lines. This full-suppression strategy allows for lower risk firefighting conditions.

Heavy fuels are beginning to consume after a relatively long and quiet drying period. 8/30

The burned out grasses on the top of the fire secure the line and allow larger fuels to burn with less risk of escape. 8/14

Fire slowly burning a large log on 8/11.

Fire securing the steep south flank on Thursday 8/9.

Douglas County flew over the fire today (8/7) and captured this image

A firefighter carefully applies fire along the containment lines to starve the fire of burnable fuels. 8/7

The fire is burning in a heavy snag patch. 8/6

Numerous down logs and standing snags are in this fire area. 8/6