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 Post subject: Weston Pass Fire - 13,000 acres + 93% - Final Update
Post Posted: Jun 29, 2018 7:11 am 
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Approximately 47 acres in size late Thursday estimated by USFS.
Official name Weston Pass Fire, was earlier called Jones Hill fire or CR 22 fire
TV channel 5 in Colorado Springs had good summary as:

Forest Service assumes command of Weston Pass Fire in Park County
Posted: Jun 28, 2018 2:22 PM MDT
Updated: Jun 28, 2018 8:53 PM MDT
Written By Tom KackleyCONNECT


PARK COUNTY -
The U.S. Forest Service has assumed command of the Weston Pass Fire, which is burning south of Fairplay in the Buffalo Peaks wilderness area.

The fire has burned an estimated 47 acres and is at 0 percent containment. There are no mandatory evacuations in effect at this time.

The Colorado Office of Emergency Management said the fire is burning west of US Hwy 285, south of County Rd 22, near Buffalo Peaks Road at US Forest Rd 158 and 431.
Read more at: http://www.koaa.com/story/38534901/west ... f-fairplay


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 Post subject: Re: Weston Pass Fire
Post Posted: Jun 29, 2018 11:24 am 
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From Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands Fire Information

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Fire Activity 8:39AM, 6/29

Update: 7:30 am
Type 3 team has taken command of the fire. Firefighters continue to construct fireline to achieve containment.

Update: 5:00 pm

Fire is now reported at 47 acres.

Weston Pass Fire

Time Reported: 11:36 am on 6/28
Size: 47 acres
Location: Park County, South Park Ranger District, Weston Pass area CR 22, 9 miles SW of Fairplay, CO.
Jurisdiction: USFS
Resources: Type 3 Team, Forest Service and multiple Park County cooperative resources; 3 crews, 4 Engines, Air resources are one Type 1 helicopter and one Type 3 helicopter.
Containment: 10%
Controlled:
Structures Threatened: N/A
Evacuation:
Closures:
Cause: Unknown
Fuels: Aspen and Douglas Fir, Spruce

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Post Posted: Jun 29, 2018 3:24 pm 
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Update: 3:37 PM, 6/29 - Mandatory evacuations are occurring for all homes between the fire and County Road 22. County Road 22 is now closed. The fire has grown to 250 acres. Fire activity is high with low relative humidity and high wind gusts.
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Size: 250 acres
Location: Park County, South Park Ranger District, Weston Pass area CR 22, 9 miles SW of Fairplay, CO.
Jurisdiction: USFS
Resources: Type 3 Team, Forest Service and multiple Park County cooperative resources; 3 crews, 4 Engines, Air resources are one Type 1 helicopter and one Type 3 helicopter.
Containment: 10%
Controlled:
Structures Threatened: N/A
Evacuation: Mandatory evacuations for all homes between the fire and County Road 22
Closures: County Road 22, Forest Service Road 442 and Forest Service Road 158


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The Weston Pass Fire has grown to 1,500 acres.

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Post Posted: Jun 30, 2018 11:13 am 
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Representatives from the forest service and sheriff's office will provide an update today:

Saturday, June 30th
2:00 pm
Fairplay Community Center/Fairgrounds
880 Bogue Street, Fairplay

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued to the immediate vicinity of the Weston Pass Fire south of County Road 22.

Evacuations of the Black Mountain subdivisions north of Co. Rd. 22 are voluntary at this time, but residents should be prepared for a full evacuation.

County Rd. 22 is closed to all traffic.

Residents in all surrounding areas are encouraged to move their livestock and pets out of the area and be prepared to leave.

The fire is 10% contained. The cause of it has not been released.

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Post Posted: Jun 30, 2018 11:35 am 
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The cause of the fire is lightning; it is 10% contained.

A Type 1 team has been ordered which consists of the most highly trained and most experienced firefighters.

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Post Posted: Jun 30, 2018 1:14 pm 
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Fire Activity 1:28 PM, 6/30

Update: 10:45 AM, 6/30 - A Type 1 team has been ordered and will assume command of fire on 7/1. This team will manage both the Weston Pass Fire and the High Chateau Fire.

Size: 1826 acres
Location: Park County, South Park Ranger District, Weston Pass area CR 22, 9 miles SW of Fairplay, CO.
Jurisdiction: USFS
Resources: Type 3 Team, Forest Service and multiple Park County cooperative resources; 3 crews, 4 Engines, Air resources are one Type 1 helicopter and one Type 3 helicopter.
Containment: 0%
Controlled:
Structures Threatened: Yes
Evacuation: See Park County Sheriff's website at: http://parkco.us/civicalerts.aspx?aid=405
Closures: County Road 22, Forest Service Road 442, Forest Service Road 158, Highway 285 from the junction of 285 and Highway 24 to County Road 5
Cause: Lightning


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Post Posted: Jun 30, 2018 2:45 pm 
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The USFS Park Ranger District has placed residents of Cora and Thousand Peaks under pre-evacuation orders in case the fire jumps HWY 285. The fire is now at 1,826 acres.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7361929476

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Post Posted: Jun 30, 2018 6:18 pm 
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The Park County Sheriff's Office has just released new numbers:

    4,138 acres as of 11:00 pm June 31

    Pushing towards HWY 285

    10% controlled.

    No new evacuation orders have been issued.

HWY 285 remains closed from Fairplay to Antero Junction, with no predictions of when it will reopen.


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Post Posted: Jul 1, 2018 6:52 am 
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Highway 285 remains closed this morning between Fairplay at the junction of 285 and 24 (Antero Junction).

The current status of the fire will be released later this morning.


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