The Beaver Fire is now 98 percent contained, an increase of 28 percent from the day prior. The fire's size did increase to 2,641 as a result of fire movement in the McKenzie Creek drainage.
A Red Flag Warning is issued for the Beaver Fire area on Satuday, May 29, 2010 due to the high temperatures, low relative humidity and dry fuels. A Red Flag Warning indicates that the potential for large fire growth exists in the area.
To date, no structures have been lost and none are currently threatened.
For Beaver Fire Information, please call Montrose Interagency Fire Management Unit at 970-240-1070.
|Date of Origin||Saturday May 22nd, 2010 approx. 03:10 PM|
|Location||5 miles E/SE of Norwood, CO in San Miguel Canyon|
|Incident Commander||Todd Pechota|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday May 29th, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
10 - Timber (litter/understory), Oak Brush, Ponderosa Pine, grass, sage, and some Pinyon/Juniper
Minimal on all divisions with light interior burning and smoldering. Only exception is in the McKenzie Creek drainage where occasional single tree torching occured.
Red Flag Warning was issued today from 0900-2100 for high winds and low RH. Crews patrol and mop-up slop-over in the McKenzie Creek drainage. Due to this slop-over which occured yesterday, the transition to Type 3 organization was moved to 0700 on 5/29/2010.
Continue with patrol, monitor and rehab where appropriate in Divisions A, B, and D. Continue to patrol and mop-up Division C.
Acreage increase as a result of McKenzie drainage fire movement. Acreage by ownership: FS=2219 ac., BLM=422 ac. Injury occured on 5/27/2010 after submission of yesterday's 209. Minor knee injury.
|Wind Conditions||25 mph SW|