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Daily Wildfire Update

Posted on 06-23-2013

About this report: This wildfire
update is provided by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management in partnership with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and
Control to keep you informed of current wildfires for which the State is
currently supporting and monitoring. The update does not cover all wildfires
currently burning in Colorado that may be smaller incidents. Information as of
6 p.m.

This update contains information on
the fires the State EOC is monitoring and supporting in Colorado:

·        
West Fork Complex Fire (Includes
West Fork, Windy Pass and Papoose Fires)

·        
East Peak Fire

·        
East Fork

·        
Brush Creek

·        
Wild Rose

·        
Collins Fire

·        
Lime Gulch

·        
Bull Gulch

·        
Trickle Mountain

·        
Big Meadows

There have been many smaller fires
start in the state (less than 100 acres and without damage to structures or
harm to people). These fires have been largely put out in the first operational
periods and have not exceeded 100 acres. I am not including these fires in the
daily report.

Important Note: Information on
current and future Colorado wildfires can be obtained from the following
websites, which are updated regularly during incidents:

· Colorado Office of Emergency
Management: http://www.coemergency.com/

· Rocky Mountain Area Coordination
Center:http://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/links/fire_info/index.html

· US Forest Service Active Fire Map:
http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/lg_fire2.php

West Fork Fire Complex (includes
West Fork, Windy Pass and Papoose Fires)

Fire Start Date: June 5, 2013

Location/County: Archuleta and Hinsdale
Counties

Cause: Lightning

Acres: 72,600

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: 4,500

Fatalities: None

Structures Lost: none reported.
Mandatory evacuation for South Fork

Resources: 426 personnel assigned

Significant Events: Hwy 149 closed
from Creede to South Fork. Papoose Fire is the focus within the complex. Some
power circuits have been restored. South Fork town government executing COG
plan.

Executive Order Issued: Yes (verbal,
to be followed by written)

Funding: Emergency Fire Fund, Fire
Management Assistance Grant

Source(s): www.inciweb.org,
SEOC Status Report

East Peak Fire

Fire Start Date: June 19, 2013

Location/County: Huerfano County

Cause: under investigation

Acres: 12,442

Containment: 10%

Evacuations: ~700

Fatalities: None

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 317 personnel assigned

Significant Events: Power company
re-energizing lines, some evacuations will be lifted this evening.

Executive Order Issued: Yes

Funding: Emergency Fire Fund, Fire
Management Assistance Grant

Source(s): www.inciweb.org,
SEOC Status Report

East
Fork

Fire Start Date: June 15, 2013

Location/County: Gunnison

Cause: under investigation

Acres: 400

Containment: 0%

Evacuations: 0

Fatalities: None

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 95 personnel assigned

Executive Order Issued?: No (federal
land)

Funding: federal land

Source(s): SEOC Status Report

Brush
Creek

Fire Start Date: June 20, 2013

Location/County: Garfield

Cause: under investigation

Acres: 400

Containment: 70%

Evacuations: none reported

Fatalities: None

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 120 personnel assigned

Executive Order Issued: No (federal
land)

Funding: federal land

Source(s): www.inciweb.org,
SEOC Status Report

Wild Rose Fire

Fire Start Date: June 19, 2013

Location/County: Rio Blanco County

Cause: under investigation

Acres: 1,067

Containment: 86%

Evacuations: none

Fatalities: none

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 334 personnel assigned

Significant Events:

Executive Order Issued: No (federal
land)

Funding: federal land

Source(s): SEOC Status Report

Collins
Fire

Fire Start Date: June 21, 2013

Location/County: Rio Blanco County

Cause: under investigation

Acres: 379

Containment: 48%

Evacuations: 0

Fatalities: None

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 171 personnel assigned

Executive Order Issued: No (federal
land)

Funding: federal land

Source(s): SEOC Status Report

Lime
Gulch Fire

Fire Start Date: June 19, 2013

Location/County: Jefferson County

Cause: Lightning

Acres: 511

Containment: 90% (100% expected at
the end of the day)

Evacuations: none reported

Fatalities: None

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 348 personnel assigned

Significant Events: Fire will be
turned over to a Type III management team Monday at 6:00 a.m.

Executive Order Issued: No (federal
fire)

Funding: Emergency Fire Fund

Source(s): SEOC Status Report

Bull
Gulch Fire

Fire Start Date: June 10, 2013

Location/County: Fremont County

Cause: under investigation

Acres: 76

Containment: 80%

Evacuations: 0

Fatalities: None

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 70 personnel assigned

Executive Order Issued: No (federal
lands)

Funding: fire on
federal land

Source(s): SEOC Status Report

Trickle Mountain Fire

Fire Start Date: June 20, 2013

Location/County: Saguache County

Cause: under investigation

Acres: 277

Containment: 85%

Evacuations: none

Fatalities: none

Structures Lost: none

Resources: 22 personnel assigned

Executive Order Issued: No (federal
land)

Funding: federal land

Source(s): SEOC Status Report

Big Meadows Fire

Fire Start Date: June 10, 2013

Location/County: Rocky Mountain
National Park

Cause: Lightning

Acres: 605

Containment: 95%

Evacuations: None reported

Injuries to Date: None reported

Structures Lost/Damaged: None
reported

Resources: 38 personnel assigned

Executive Order Issued: Yes View the Order

Source(s): www.inciweb.org,
SEOC Status Report

Today’s Fire Outlook

The fire situation rating for the
Rocky Mountain Area has increased to Preparedness Level 4. The Nation remains
at a Preparedness Level 2. This rating indicates highly complex large fire
activity is occurring, with multiple large fires in the zone. Fire severity is
extreme as reported in multiple areas, and fires are escaping initial attack,
as evident by the number of large fires. Multiple regional dispatch centers are
experiencing an incident requiring type-1 or type-2 teams, and a majority of
zone resources are committed.

Monthly Seasonal Outlook from the
Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center:http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf

There is no current state-wide fire
restriction. Each county is responsible for enacting appropriate restrictions.

There are active fire weather
watches and warnings Colorado. For more information go tohttp://www.weather.gov/alerts-beta/co.php?x=1.
A map can be viewed at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/firewx/main.php.

Wetmore Fire

Blizzard

Bioterrorism exercise

La Junta flooding

 

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