Monday, June 3, 2019

Fire Activity 6.03.2019

   Reveille Fire

Update 6/7

All further updates on the Reveille Fire will be posted on the official Facebook and Twitter pages
Twitter: @ReveilleFire

Update 6/7

A flight over the fire yesterday confirmed that the fire remains active despite recent moisture.  Today crews will begin reducing burnable vegetation along the roads and trails that have identified as locations to halt fire spread. 
Resources Committed: Type 3 Team, (8)-person Wildland Fire Module, (4) 20 person Hotshot Crews

Update 6/6

Fire was less active yesterday no growth to in acres, smoke may be visible from Gardner and parts of the Wet Mountain Valley. Fire leadership making plans and evaluating risks.

Planning Meeting

Update 6/5

Fire was active yesterday with a growth to 20 acres, smoke being visible from Gardner and parts of the Wet Mountain Valley.  Fire cause was determined to be lightning. Moisture is expected on the  fire today.  

 Update 6/4

#Reveillefire Fire management officials are carefully assessing the situation to develop a course of action for the fire.  Factors being taken into consideration are public and firefighter safety, values at risk, potential impacts to land and communities, firefighting resource availability, fuel conditions, and possible fire duration.  The safety of our firefighters is our highest priority and putting firefighters near this fire could compromise their safety.  Growth potential is expected to be limited, with 1-2 foot flame lengths this afternoon.  There are no adequate escape routes or safety zones in the area of the fire that would allow for firefighters to safely retreat from the fire if needed.  Currently, smoke impacts are limited, however, smoke may become visible from Gardner, Westcliffe, Beulah, Rye, and surrounding areas.  For more information about air quality and health impacts from fire, please visit the Colorado Department of Health and Environment at:  Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see:

Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority during a wildfire.

In the post dated 6/03 it was stated that the fire was surrounded by snow, this is not accurate.  The snow is a distance up-slope from the fire.

Fire Activity 6:30 pm, 6/03

      Reveille Fire

A Type 3 Helicopter did a recon flight of the fire estimating it to be 5 acres in size burning in fuels of aspen, grass and some shrubs.  Fire is surrounded by snow.  Incident Commander with USFS type 6 engine will monitor the fire behavior and will not be staff this evening. Smoke will be visible from the Gardner, CO. area.
  • Time Reported: 6/03/19 at 1:00 pm
  • Size: 20 acres
  • Location: Huerfano County, San Carlos Ranger District, 10 miles north of Gardner, CO., 7 miles west of Rye, CO. and north west of the Greenhorn Peak.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS, CO.
  • Resources: Forest Service Engine, Type 3 Helicopter
  • Containment:0%
  • Controlled:  
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: 
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels:Aspen, grass, shrub