Saturday, April 25, 2020

Fire Activity 4.25.2020

560 Fire

  • Time Reported: 12:30, 4/25/20
  • Size: 83 acres (change is due to better mapping)
  • Location: Off of the 560 road, Approximately 3 miles NW of Cheesman Reservoir
  • Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
  • Resources:  1 engine, 1 small fire crew. Total of 10 firefighters
  • Containment: 100%
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Evacuations: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Unknown, under investigation
  • Hazards: Steep rugged terrain and dead standing and downed trees
  • Fuels: Grass, standing dead and downed dead
  • #560Fire
Update 4/28/20, 10:30am
The 560 fire is now 100% contained. Crews will remain on scene monitoring the fire. This will be the last update for the 560 fire unless there is significant activity.

Update 4/27/20, 3:45pm
Operations are normal on the 560 fire this afternoon. Firefighters were able to map the entire fire today and that mapping increased the acreage to 83 acres. The 560 fire has not grown but some hot spots still remain in the interior of the fire as dead trees from the old Hayman burn scar continue to burn.  
Update 4/27/20, 10am
The 560 fire is looking good this morning. Firefighters report that there is still light smoke coming from the interior of the fire as the dead trees from the old Hayman burn scar continue to burn. Fire remains at 80% contained and firefighters will continue to monitor the fire and strengthen containment lines.

Update 4/26/20 2:15pm
Crews continue to make progress on the 560 fire increasing containment to 80%. All operations normal and firefighter continue to mop-up hotspots and strengthen firelines.

Update 4/26/20, 11:40am
Firefighters are making good progress on the 560 fire and the fire is now 60% contained. An additional small fire crew is now on scene assisting with control efforts. Smoke is still visible from the fire area as the large dead standing and downed trees continue to burn in the interior area of the fire. Rd 560 remains closed in the area of the fire and we are asking the public to stay away from this area. Traffic is beginning to back up at the road block and its becoming a hazard. 
Update 04/26/20, 8:45am
The 560 fire's acreage change from 55to 68 is due to better mapping of the fire. The fire did not grow overnight and remains at 68 acres. Crews will continue to build and strengthen firelines today and a bulldozer will build fireline where it is safe and accessible around the fire. Smoke will be visible from the fire today as the dead standing and downed trees continue to burn. 

Update 4/25/20, 5pm
The 560 fire started approximately 12:30 this afternoon and is burning off of the 560 Rd. The fire is burning in the old Hayman burn scar through heavy standing dead and downed trees. These trees not only create a tripping hazard for firefighters but they also put firefighters at risk from falling trees. The fire is burning in very steep and rugged terrain. Engines and overhead are on scene from US Forest Service and North Fork Fire Department. Smoke from this fire can be seen from the surrounding counties.

Videos of the 560 fire taken at 4pm, 4/25/2020. Video changes from regular color to infrared.
Video provided by Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) taken by their Multi-mission aircraft (MMA).

Map of incident location