This is the final update to be distributed by the Type 3 Organization - Weber Fire Information is no longer be available
Russ Reimers' Type 3 incident management organization will transition command of the Weber Fire, back to the local jurisdiction on Saturday morning. By Friday morning, most of the firefighters will be sent back to their homes or on to other fires.
Approximately one-tenth of an inch of precipitation over Wednesday night helped to further cool the few remaining hot spots inside the fire line. The majority of fire operations will be completed by the end of today's shift, including fire line rehabilitation, with any remaining work to be completed Friday. Firefighters continue to patrol for evidence of existing heat, although fire activity has been very minimal. Agency-established standards require mop-up of at least 150 feet inside the line in the vicinity of structures and at least 75 feet elsewhere along the perimeter. These standards are expected to be met today. However, residents and visitors are reminded that smoke will continue to be visible inside the burn area for a while yet, where some isolated logs and stumps are still smoldering.
A public meeting was held Monday, July 2, to provide information to homeowners and the public about restoration and rehabilitation of lands. Further public meetings will be scheduled, and residents are asked to contact the Dolores Public Lands office at 970-882-7296 for the schedule. Questions regarding reforestation should be directed to the Colorado State Forest Service at 970-247-5250.
Russ Reimers, Incident Commander of the Type 3 Incident Management Team, would like to express the Team's deep gratitude to the community and the cooperating agencies on this incident.
|Cause||Human, Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 22nd, 2012 approx. 04:15 PM|
|Location||Start location 6 miles south of Mancos, CO|
|Incident Commander||Reimers, Russ|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday July 06th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM|
Hardwood litter, piñon-juniper, Gambel oak and pine needle litter.
Rehabilitation efforts underway. Precipitation has fallen on the area over the past several days.
Continue mop-up, patrol, and rehabilitation.
Acreage breakout by owner: BLM 7,435 acres; State 901 acres; Private 1,797 acres.