Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fire Activity - Lion Gulch Fire 9/01/2018

Updated: Monday, September 3, 2018 10:00am   (last report unless significant activity occurs)

Fire Activity

Lion Gulch Fire

Public Information Officer contact - Gregg Goodland  719-429-5497

Time reported: 8/31/2018 3:07 pm by Devils Head Lookout Tower
Size: 1.5 acres
Location: 5 miles NE of Buffalo Creek, CO, off Hwy 96 across the N. Fork South Platte River
Jurisdiction: USFS, Jefferson County, S. Platte RD
Resources: Local fire crews from Buffalo Creek and Monument
Containment: 100%
Controlled: 09/02/2018 at 6:oo pm
Structures Threatened: None
Evacuations: None
Closures: None
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, Ponderosa Pine, mixed conifer and moderate bug killed logs

A rapid response to the lightning-caused Lion Gulch Fire on Friday evening utilized two Air Tankers to get a retardant line around the fire. The fire was declared contained on the evening of Sept. 1. It is likely that smoke will continue to be seen occasionally from points along the North Fork of the South Platte River and also from Pleasant Park Road in Conifer. Fire crews will be taking actions as needed to safely put this fire out. 


Photo from the helicopter on 8/31.