Smoke from burnout operations visible this morning.
Fire crews ignited 20 acres of unburned vegetation inside the fire line that began at 10 am this morning. The smoke was visible to communities within the Boulder area. The purpose of the "burnout"... more
No significant fire growth yesterday or overnight. Firelines are in place on the west and south sides of the fire area. There were dozens of lightning strikes as thunderstorms moved through the area yesterday. A small spot fire occurred on Green Mountain, but was contained. Crews patrolled the fire overnight to search for and contain any other potential spot fires. Several flare-ups reported last night were within unburned islands of fuel within the perimeter and did not threaten containment. Today, firefighters will focus on building fireline on the northeast and southeast edges and strengthening the line elsewhere.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 26th, 2012 approx. 01:20 PM|
|Location||Approximately 1.5 miles SW of Boulder, CO|
|Incident Commander||Rocky Opliger|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday July 08th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
10 Timber (litter and understory) FM10 Timber litter. Mixed Conifer.
Fire activityis confined interior portions of the fire. Single and group torching observed along with increasd fire behavior in the afternoon.A burn-out operation was conducted toeliminate interior unburned fuels and limit upslope runs, providing better support to the east flank.Steep Terrain is contributing to the continued threat of burning materialrolling downhill causing spot fires. Isolated thunderstorms observed in thefire area.
Completion of line construction in Division B. Burn-out operations initiated in order to secure interior green island.
Continue direct line construction in Division Y. Mop-up operations in Division A, Division B, Division Z.
The Type 1 crews are imperative for line construction in extremely difficult terrain. Direct line construction is critical to minimize the potential of fire impacting the City of Boulder. Evacuations have been lifted for the mountain subdivision, roads in the mountain subdivision open to residents of the area only. Power lines are re-energized. El Dorado State Park reopened. Flagstaff Road has been re-opened to the public.