The Springer fire is located 3 miles from Lake George and is burning on the Pike National Forest. The fire is currently estimated at 1145 acres. The fire is burning in Ponderosa pine and grass, in areas of steep terrain. There has been no damage to structures; firefighters have sustained three minor injuries during the incident.
The Springer Fire is now considered to be at 100% containment as of 6 PM last night.
The evacuation order for Boy Scouts of America Camp Alexander is expected to be lifted Monday morning, June 25. The closure of Eleven Mile Canyon Road is also expected to be lifted Monday.
At 6 AM Monday morning, a local Type III Team will assume management of the Springer Fire. Current personnel and resources are being assigned to other fires in the region. Staff on the Springer Fire today will consist of approximately 82 individuals. Operational staff will include a 20 person handcrew, 5 wildland fire engines, and one Type III light helicopter.
There is a red flag fire weather warning today from 12 Noon until 8PM.
|Cause||Human, Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 17th, 2012 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||3 miles SW of Lake George|
|Incident Commander||Todd Richardson|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday June 23rd, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
2 Timber (grass and understory)Fuel model 9 and 10
Most of heavy fuels have burned out. Fire mostly in a smoldering state with isolated hot spots.
The Type II Team will transition out at 6:00 AM Monday, June 25th. A local Type III organization will remain on the fire to monitor and control any hot spots. All evacuations have been lifted. Eleven Mile Canyon Road and Forest Service Road 393 remain closed at this time.
Continue mop-up and patrol in all divisions.
Eleven Mile Canyon Road, and Camp Alexander Boy Scout Camp remain closed and evacuated. These closures are planned to be lifted Monday (6/26) morning. Based on USFS ownership layer, all lands within current fire perimeter are Pike-San Isabel National Forest lands. Last update from the Rocky Mountain Type II Incident Management Team. 6:00 AM Monday 6/25, a local Type III Team will assume management of the Springer Fire.
|Wind Conditions||20 mph SW|