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 Post subject: Re: Weston Pass Fire
Post Posted: Jul 3, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Post Posted: Jul 3, 2018 5:28 pm 
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Edit: The Tuesday evening community meeting can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/ParkCountySheriff/




This evening's summary of the fire from the Park County Sheriff's Office:

    Size: 9,342 acres
    Percent Contained: 5%
    Total Personnel: Approximately 484
    Cause: Lightning

    Resources Include: Three Type 1 hand crews, 9 Type 2 hand crews, 14 engines, and 2 dozers
    Helicopters: Three Type 1, two Type 3, and one fixed wing aircraft.

    Weston Pass Fire Information
    719-966-7842
    Call Center Hours: 8 AM - 8 PM
    E-mail: 2018_copsf_westonpass@firenet.gov


For live feed news on the fire please visit Pinecam's new Fire Information Page: http://pinecam.com/areaInformation/fireInfo/fireFeeds.php

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Post Posted: Jul 3, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Tuesday night from KOAA 5 News in Colorado Springs:


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Post Posted: Jul 4, 2018 8:59 am 
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This morning's (7/4/18) update from the Park County Sheriff's Office: Current acreage is 10,727 and 5% containment.

An easterly wind shift this afternoon will be favorable for holding the fire west of US Hwy 285 and pushing it away from Campground of the Rockies (CORA)

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Post Posted: Jul 4, 2018 11:33 am 
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Morning update from the Park County Sheriff's Office:

Weather today is presenting another challenging day.. Forecast afternoon thunderstorms have the potential of dry lightning, but the biggest concern is shifting wind direction behind the passage of a cold front. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s with a little higher relative humidity at 12-17%. The strong gusty and erratic winds that may accompany a cold front pushing into the area are a primary safety concern for firefighters on the line.

..Yesterday's major emphasis was again focused on the portion of the fire nearest Campground of the Rockies Association (CORA). Fixed wing aircraft including heavy tankers, single engine air tankers and MAFFs (C-130 Modular Airborne Firefighting System) which dropped 19 loads totaling over 47,000 gallons of retardant to assist with spot fires, strengthen the containment lines and slow the advance of the fire. Firing operations continued along FS 168 and FS 433 to reinforce the containment line on the southeast quadrant of the fire nearest CORA.

Today operations will again focus on prepping lines along FS433 and 158 to prepare for more firing operations along the southern and western sections of the fire. The predicted easterly wind shift may postpone firing operations on this section of the fire today due to possibility of erratic gusty winds. Crews on the northern section of the fire will continue securing line and mopping up any hot spots.

A structure protection plan for CORA is nearing completion. This includes assessing access, hazards, escape routes and potential mitigation plans if fire enters the area.

There will be a public briefing at 2:00 PM outside at Prather’s Grocery Store

Fire Statistics:
Location: 9 miles south of Fairplay, CO Percent Contained: 5%
Start Date: June 28, 2018
Total Personnel: Approximately 484
Size: 10,727 acres
Cause: Lightning

Resources Include: Three Type 1 hand crews, 9 Type 2 hand crews, 14 engines, and 2 dozers.
Helicopters: Three Type 1, two Type 3, and one fixed wing aircraft.

(abbreviated with redundant information removed. For the full release go to: https://www.facebook.com/ParkCountySheriff/ )


Highway 285 remains closed between Fairplay and Antero Junction. Detour: HWY 9/US 24 through Hartsel.

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Post Posted: Jul 4, 2018 11:45 am 
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A note left for the firefighters yesterday:

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"Today's operations are progressing as expected. Containment lines nearest Campground of the Rockies... are looking good. Helicopters are cooling flanks in the southwest portion.. of the fire and single engine air tankers are working very effectively making retardant drops on the western flank.

The latest models indicated the anticipated wind shift, switching from west to a north- northeast direction, should occur around 6 pm. This can affect fire operations and delay planned firing operations."


Live recon can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/ParkCountySheriff/

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July 4, 2018 Evening Update

"Containment on the fire has increased to 15%. The increase is on the north and northeast portion of the fire (Division D).

Today was another challenging weather day with a cold front predicted to create gusty erratic winds. Temperatures today warmed quickly into the mid 70s and relative humidity dipped to 10%. Showers developed in the vicinity of the fire early afternoon but produced no significant moisture. At 4:00 pm, winds shifted from the west to east-northeast. This marks the first time since Weston Pass Fire began that winds have come out of the east. This is good news for the Campground of the Rockies.. as the winds are pushing fire away from US Hwy 285. However, these strong easterly winds are predicted for the next couple of days and now have compromised containment lines on the west side of the fire..

The fire responded as predicted to the easterly wind shift and crossed primary control lines on the western portion.. For safety reasons firefighters moved to their predetermined safety areas. Due to the weather conditions, resources did not conduct firing operations today. The visible smoke columns were from increased fire activity after the wind shift."

(Abbreviated. Full release at https://www.facebook.com/westonpassfire/ )


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Post Posted: Jul 4, 2018 5:18 pm 
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Handed out at the meeting:

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This is not one of the planes actually being used in the Weston Fire, but an example of one. "Fixed wing aircraft including heavy air tankers, SEATS (single engine air tankers) and MAFFs (Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems) dropped 19 loads of over 47,000 gallons of retardant."

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