Friday, July 28, 2023

Fire Activity 7/28/2023

 Big Wall Fire

Time Reported:  7/28/2023 12:14 pm

  • Size: .10 acre
  • Location: 3 miles South of La Veta, CO.  Huerfano County, San Carlos Ranger District
  • Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
  • Resources:  US Forest Service Module 3 (Squad), La Veta Fire Protection District engine, Crews hiking into the fire and will provide more information when they arrive.
  • Containment: 100% 7/29/2023 at 10:42am for .10 acre
  • Controlled: 7/31/2023 at 11:02 am for .1 acre
  • Structures Threatened: None
  • Evacuation: None
  • Closures: None
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Spruce, mix conifer and slash
  • #BigWallFire_CO
Update: 7/28/2023 4:30 pm - Crews are on scene of the Big Wall Fire and have determined the cause to be lightning. Firefighters will work on constructing fire line around the fires edge and suppress interior heat. The fire has a low spread potential as it is smoldering and creeping in heavy dead and downed timber. The area around the Big Wall fire is receiving light precipitation which aids in fire suppression. 


Update: 7/28/2023 4:30 pm visible smoke column 

      Update: 7/28/2023 4:30 pm Lightning struck tree 

      Update: 7/28/2023 4:30 pm visible smoke from road