Sunrise Mine Fire 100% contained
The Sunrise Mine Fire is 100% contained. It is now being managed by local firefighting resources. They will continue to patrol and monitor the fire and put out any hotspots until it is declared... more
The Sunrise Mine Fire, located about four miles north of Paradox, Colorado started on Friday, May 25 at approximately 5 p.m. on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It initially showed extreme fire behavior, driven by winds up to 60 mph. The fire quickly spread to the north and west and burned onto lands managed by the Manti La Sal National Forest. The fire has also burned onto a small area of private lands in the Sinbad Valley. No structures have been burned and no immediate threats exist.
|Cause||Human (specific Cause Inconclusive)|
|Date of Origin||Friday May 25th, 2012 approx. 04:47 PM|
|Location||4 miles N of Paradox, CO|
|Incident Commander||Local Type 3 Ic|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday June 03rd, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Pine on mesa tops and mixed mountain shrubs on lower elevations. Salt desert shrubs in bottom of Sinbad Basin
Creeping and smoldering on most areas with continued consumption of interior islands. Little to no fire growth observed.
The fire is now being managed by local firefighting resources after transfering command from Harvey's Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team on Monday, June 4.
Firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor the fire putting out any hot spots they find until the fire is declared controlled.
Reduction in acreage is due to updated mapping intelligence. 45 Acres on Grand Junction District of BLM 269 Acres on Uncompahgre Field Office of BLM 5428 acres on Manti-La Sal National Forest.
|Wind Conditions||12 mph N|