Sunday, July 21, 2019

Fire Activity 7.21.19 Grasslands Complex

Fire Activity 9:00 a.m., 7/21

Grasslands Complex Fire

Yesterday was a good day to fight fire.  Crews on the Grasslands Complex were able to increase the percent containment from 30 to 70 percent. The fire did not increase in size even with temperatures over 100 degrees and winds gusting to 15 mph. Some areas on the fire are still holding heat, though these areas are becoming fewer and less impactful as the days progress.

Today four engines and one hotshot crew will be released with potentially more to follow.


·         Time Reported:  7/17/19 @ 5:30 p.m. 

·         Size:  1,689 acres 

·         Jurisdiction:  Baca County, State of Colorado, US Forest Service 

·         Resources: 95 firefighters to include 1 Air Attack, 1 Hotshot Crew, 11 Engines, 2 County Water Tenders, 2 County Graders, 1 Ambulance, and various personnel from Baca County Emergency Operation Center. 

·         Containment: 70 percent 

·         Controlled: -0- 

·         Structures Threatened: None 

·         Closures:  None 

·         Cause: Lightning 

·         Fuels: Grass, brush, sage, pinyon, juniper