Black Forest Update 06/20/2013
Black Forest Fire Update For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8 a.m. Joint Information Center (719) 444-8300 (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Public Information: inciweb.org firstname.lastname@example.org... more
The Black Forest Fire started on Tuesday, June 11th. The cause is undertermined. The fire is located in Black Forest, Colorado. Rich Harvey's Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team took over management of the fire on Wednesday June 12th at 6 a.m.
This wind driven fire moved very quickly the first day. The current assessment has determined 502 structures have been destroyed and 18 were damaged. Several thousand residents were evacuated. As areas cool down and have been cleared of potential safety hazards, residents are being allowed to return to their homes. Safety assessments of structures are ongoing. Multiple resources have been released and re-assigned to other incidents. Full containment of the fire we reached on Thursday evening, June 20. Management of the fire was transferred to a local Type 4 organization on Friday morning, June 21.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 11th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||Within the City limits of Black Forest Colorado|
|Incident Commander||Rich Harvey|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday June 20th, 2013 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber including Ponderosa Pine plus grass and oak shrubs.
Overnight RH recoveries last night were poor. ERCs are starting to creep up.
100% containment was reported. Today the majority of resources that were set to demob were reassigned to multiple incidents throughout Colorado. A Red Flag Warning was issued today from 1100-2000. Today is the last shift for the Great Basin Team 2 on the incident. Transition will take place with a Type 4 organization at 0600 on 6/21/13.
Transition from Great Basin Team 2 to local Type 4 organization will take place at 0600 on 6/21/13. Continued perimeter patrol and mop up operations will continue to be conducted. The local Type 4 organization will consist of: an ICT4, 25 personnel, 1 Type 4 engine and 1 Type 2 hand crews.
Evacuations are still in effect within the fire area. Residents with proper documentation are being allowed to enter the evacuation area for a specified amount of time each day. This is the final data for Inciweb unless significant events occur.
|Wind Conditions||30 mph S|