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 Post subject: Re: Weston Pass Fire
Post Posted: Jul 1, 2018 9:21 am 
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A Type 1 firefighting team from the US Forest Service has assumed command of the Weston Pass and Chateau Fires. Here are their locations:

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Post Posted: Jul 1, 2018 12:32 pm 
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HWY 285 will remain closed at least for today due to heavy emergency vehicle traffic.

The fire has not jumped the highway.

It is 0% contained.

From yesterday:

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Post Posted: Jul 1, 2018 3:58 pm 
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The Park County Sheriff's Office just confirmed that the fire has caused structure damage on one house on Lynch Creek Court and one outbuilding on Rich Creek Court. There is no additional known structure damage at this time.

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Post Posted: Jul 1, 2018 4:41 pm 
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From KOAA News - Weston Pass Fire grows to 4,138 acres, 10 percent contained Sunday

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As of Sunday afternoon, the Weston Pass Fire has burned 4,138 acres and is 10 percent contained. Officials said the blaze has not jumped Highway 285, as crews did a successful backfire Saturday night west of Highway 285.


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From Facebook "Official Fire Information" Weston Pass Fire @westonpassfire

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The Weston Pass Fire is now at 4,138 acres and 0% containment. It has not jumped Hwy. 285. Fire crews did a successful backfire Sat. night west of Hwy. 285 south of the Weston Pass Road (CR 22) to meet the oncoming fire. Hwy. 285 and Weston Pass will remain closed today due to heavy fire traffic. The Sheriff's Office is evaluating damages and will be releasing that information. Full press release out shortly.


This contradicts the 10% contained above.


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CORA (Campground of the Rockies Association) is now under mandatory evacuation, Level 3.
If you are in the area, leave immediately, as quickly as possible. Do not delay.


https://www.facebook.com/ParkCountySher ... tion=group

"CORA evacuation update, 4:52 p.m. 7/1/18 - Primary evacuation point is Fairplay Community Center located at 880 Bogue St., and livestock can be taken to the Fair Barn. Alternatively, evacuees may proceed to the Woodland Park High School shelter point, with livestock accommodations available at Teller County Fair Grounds.
NOTE: Teller County Road 1 is closed south of Florissant due to the Chateau Fire."

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The fire burned aggressively throughout the afternoon, spotting to the south. Firefighters were unable get a line around the spot resulting in significant growth.

More information will be provided tomorrow morning.

No additional evacuations have been ordered.


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Looking south to the fire. Image from the Park County Sheriff's Office.

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HWY 285 remains closed today.

No new updates, yet. Waiting for further details on yesterday's activities...

More from Saturday:
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New size of fire: 6,417 acres.

More coming later this morning.

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This morning's map shows the growth made yesterday, especially to the south:

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Taken from the summit of Quandary Peak yesterday.

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