Monday, May 24, 2021

Fire Activity 5/24/2021


Cheyenne Fire

Time Reported: 5/23/2121 at 15:52 pm,

  • Size:  acre, fire is creeping and smoldering
  • Location: El Paso County, west of Colo Springs, CO. back side of Cheyenne Mt.
  • Jurisdiction: USFS,
  • Resources:  USFS, CSFD and El Paso County, Type 3 Helicopter
  • Containment: 100 % @ 11:00 am 5/25/2021
  • Controlled:  5/27/2021 @ 4 pm for 1 acre
  • Structures Threatened: N\A
  • Evacuation: N\A
  • Closures: none
  • Cause: Lighting
  • Fuels: Timber, mixed conifer 
  • #CheyenneFire
Update 5/25/21  12:40 pm
The #CheyenneFire was called 100 % contained at 11:00 am.  Firefighters are putting out all hot shots (mopping up) within the perimeter.

Update 5/24/21  8:30 pm
All USFS, El Paso County and CSFD resources are off the #CheyenneFire in route to their duty stations.  USFS crews will staff the fire in the morning.

Update 5/24/21  7:30 pm
Resources continuing to strengthen and improve fireline. Colorado Springs FD firefighters are released.  Forest Service crews will be on the incident until 8:00 pm and will be returning in the morning,

Update 5/24/21  5:15 pm
The #CheyenneFire Incident Commander reported the cause to be lighting and is now 1 acre in size.  Firefighters are currently constructing fireline to gain containment.

Update 5/24/21  4:44 pm
The #CheyenneFire is lees than a acre in size, with 30 firefighters committed to the incident.  Firefighters are accessing the fire by foot and UTV's.  There is a water resource near by and will be used to suppress the fire.