Sunday, September 1, 2019

Shawnee Peak Fire Information:
719-299-1567 (8AM-7PM)
Time Reported:  3:15pm, 8/26/19
Location: Near Shawnee Peak, east of Kenosha Pass in the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Jurisdiction: USFS
Size: 55 acres
Containment: 50%
Controlled:  0%
Cause: Lightning
Structures Threatened: N\A
Evacuation: N\A
Closures: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests issued a formal Forest fire closure order for the fire area, the Ben Tyler North trailhead and all trails within the Shawnee Peak Fire. The closure does not include the Colorado Trail. All closed trails and trailheads are depicted on the closure map. A copy of the order and closure map are posted at (scroll down to Closures).
Fuels: Timber
Resources:  1-Interagency Hotshot Crews; 4-Helicopters; and 1-Wildland Fire Module. Total personnel are 100.    

Update 8:00 a.m., 9/1/19: Fire activity yesterday remained light with creeping, smoldering, and single tree torching within the fire perimeter. Firefighters were flown back to resume patrol, monitor, and dry mop operations along the western, southern, and eastern fire perimeter. A spot fire was detected a half-mile east of the fire perimeter, which was fully contained with a helicopter dropping water over the spot and lined by firefighters. Firefighters remained on the hill overnight in spike camps.

Firefighters will continue to patrol, monitor, and dry mop around the fire perimeter today, with a focus on the remaining uncontained fireline on the east and southeastern perimeter. Air operations will continue to monitor for spot fires outside the fire perimeter. The increase in acreage is attributed to the consumption of fuels as the fire continues to burn through unburned fuels between the fire perimeter and constructed firelines.

The weather will be mostly sunny until 2:00 p.m. then become partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms that can produce gusty and erratic winds. Temperatures should reach around 70 degrees and the minimum relative humidity at 16 percent. Northwest winds will be 6-12 mph, changing to northeast at 5-10 mph after 3:00 p.m.

Sept. 1, 2019 PIO Shawnee Peak Fire Map