Sunrise Mine Fire Update 6-1-12 Pm
Incident: Sunrise Mine Wildfire
Sunrise Mine Fire Update
Rocky Basin 2 Incident Management Team
Incident Commander: Rich Harvey
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2012 8:00 p.m.
Fire Information: (435) 619-1651 or(208) 866-2009
Email: email@example.com; subject line "Info"
(Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
Date started: May 25, 2012
Number of Personnel: 415
Location: SW of Gateway, Colorado
Crews: 6 Type 1 (Hotshots) and 5 Type 2
Size: 6,093 acres
Percent Contained: 92%
Water Tenders: 8
Estimated Containment: June 3, 2012
Helicopters: 1 Type 1, 1 Type 2 and 3 Type 3
Structures threatened: 10 residences,
Injuries to Date: 2
Cost to Date: $3,328,739
Notice: No further morning updates will follow. Evening updates will continue until the fire is contained.
An area of closure is in effect for Carpenter Ridge in Colorado and Utah, Sinbad Ridge in Colorado and Utah, Buckeye Basin to include the Buckeye Campground, and all Manti-La Sal National Forest Lands in Colorado north of Willow Basin Creek/Buckeye Creek to include forest roads 54135, 50377, 50371, 50378, 54150, 54755, 54145, 50373, 50358, 54755, 54148, 54132 and forest trail 50965.
Crews performed mop-up and rehabilitation work around much of the perimeter of the Sunrise Mine Fire today, improving containment lines where needed. There was some interior torching and burning as areas deep within the perimeter burned off. In the previously troublesome northwest flank, firefighters held and improved the fire line. Much of the southern flank of the fire is in patrol status. Firefighters remain prepared to respond to fire threats as the weather forecast calls for a dry front to move into the area this weekend. Resources were able to be reassigned to other fires due to the hard work of firefighters the past few days. The change in acreage reported is a result of improved mapping.