Sunrise Mine Fire Update 5-28-12 9 Pm
Incident: Sunrise Mine Wildfire
Sunrise Mine Fire Update
Rocky Basin 2 Incident Management Team
Incident Commander: Rich Harvey
For Immediate Release: May 28, 2012 9:00 p.m.
Fire Information: (435) 619-1651 or(208) 866-2009
(Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Date started: May 25, 2012
Number of Personnel: Approx. 400
Location: SW of Gateway, Colorado
Crews: 7 Type 1 (Hotshots) and 7 Type 2
Size: 5377 acres
Percent Contained: 30%
Water Tenders: 1
Estimated Containment: Unknown
Helicopters: 1 Type 1, 1 Type 2 and 3 Type 3
Cause: Under investigation
Injuries to Date: 0
Structures threatened: 15 outbuildings/other
Cost to Date: $515,810
Rich Harvey's Type 1 Great Basin Team assumed command of the Sunrise Fire at 6:00 a.m. today from the local Type 3 Team.
Buckeye Reservoir Road, R 1 Road and John Brown Road are closed to public access for public and firefighter safety.
Firefighters made significant progress constructing and strengthening containment lines aided by helicopter water drops. Firefighters conducted small burnout operations in multiple locations along the perimeter but most were concentrated on the southwest side of the fire. Structure protection is in place on private lands north of the fire in Sinbad Valley. Firefighter and public safety are always the number one priority in conducting wildland firefighting operations. Lighter winds are predicted again for tomorrow which should allow for continued line improvement. Additional crew resources are en-route and those crews will help us take advantage of continued favorable weather conditions.