Friday, July 22, 2011

Morning La Plata County Fire Update

Fire crews were working on 4 significant fires on Thursday. Three have continued operations today.

Cracker Fire - Flat Canyon, west of CR 105
Fire District: Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District
Status: Burning on private land. 6-8 acres. Steep hillside with poor access. Hand lines around perimeter completed. No structures threatened.
Resources: FLMFPD and USFS Red Rocks
Continued mop-up operations today

Johnny Pond Fire - south of end of CR 106
Fire District: BIA
Status: Started same time as Repeat Fire. 4 Trees. Controlled, did not spread. No structures were threatened

Repeat Fire - west of CR 135
Fire District: Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District
Status: Burning on private land. 10-12 acres. Small arroyo with partial access. Dozer and hand lines around perimeter nearly completed. Structures protected.
Resources: FLMFPD, Upper Colorado River IA Type-II Wildland crew
Expect completion of lines and mop-up operations today

334 Fire - near intersection of CR 334 and CR 336
Fire District: Los Pinos Fire Protection District.
Status: Burning on private land. 5-6 acres. Low slope with good access. Hose lines around perimeter mostly completed. No structures threatened.
Resources: LPFPD, Upper Pine River Fire Protection District
Expect completions of lines and mop-up operations today

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