Rocky Mountain Type 2 Incident Management Team B (Incident Commander Todd Pechota) will be transitioning this incident to a Type 3 Organization today at 8:00 p.m. All future updates will be posted to InciWeb.
Size: Estimated at 5,466 acres.
Location: Southwest corner of Converse County, just north of Albany County, 32 miles south of Glenrock, Wyoming. North and west of Cold Springs Road (Converse County Road 24), and Little Medicine Road in Albany County. Northwest of Campbell Creek Campground and Twin Peaks Trailhead. The fire has burned north over Buffalo Peak, south of Squaw Mountain and west to East Box Elder Creek.
Terrain: Very rugged.
Land ownership: Burning on the Medicine Bow National Forest, state and private lands.
Resources: 3 hand crews, 5 engines, one Type III helicopter, one bulldozers and four watertenders are working in direct attack, line construction or structure protection.
Structures threatened: Homes and cabins along Cold Springs Road.
Cause: Under investigation: A fire investigator is on scene, but fire activity has made it unsafe or impossible to complete the investigation.
Reported: June 17, 2012.
Fuels: Primarily mixed conifer.
EVACUATIONS: Residents of houses/cabins along County Road 24, Cold Springs Road, between the Albany/Converse County line to the south and the intersection with Fetterman Road to the north were requested to voluntarily evacuate. This includes the Meadow Creek area. An evacuation center was available at the Recreation Center in Douglas, Wyoming. Sheriff's Deputies went door-to-door and called residents in the evacuation area. Call the Converse County Sheriff's Department in Glenrock (307-436-2778) or Douglas (307-358-4700) with questions.
- Cold Springs Rd (Little Medicine Road), from the junction with Fetterman Road south to the Converse-Albany County line.
- Russell's Camp Rd, NSFR 607
- La Prele Guard Station
- Campbell Creek Campground
- Twin Peaks Trail, #618
Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B, a Type II team, Incident Commander Todd Pechota, took management responsibility for the fire Tuesday morning, working closely with local government and agency offices. County, state and federal firefighting resources from several states and agencies are cooperating.
Information updates: Can be found on Twitter at @MBRNFsTBNG hashtag #RussellsCampFire.
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 17th, 2012 approx. 03:33 PM|
|Location||30 miles south of Glenrock, WY|
|Incident Commander||Todd Pechota|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday June 29th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
10 - Timber (litter and understory). Timber and brush.
Interior creeping and smoldering, with occasional torching
Today is the eighth day in a row of Red Flag conditions on the fire. Crews begin rehab efforts on firelines. Numerous resources were re-assigned to the Arapaho Fire. Habeck's Type 3 team shadowed Pechota's Type 2 and will assume command at 2000.
Hold, monitor, and improve line in all Divisions. Continue rehab of fireline.
Block 43: Water tenders are being utilized at helibase and ICP. Acreage by ownership: 1,068 Private; and 290 State. This will be the last 209 submitted unless significant activity occurs on the fire.
|Wind Conditions||30 mph W|