Containment Reached on Sunrise Mine Fire
Incident: Sunrise Mine Wildfire
Sunrise Mine Fire Update
Rocky Basin 2 Incident Management Team
Incident Commander: Rich Harvey
For Immediate Release: June 3, 2012 8:00 p.m.
Fire Information: (435) 637-2817
(Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
Date started: May 25, 2012
Number of Personnel: 258
Location: SW of Gateway, Colorado
Crews: 2 Type 1 (Hotshots) and 1 Type 2
Size: 5,742 acres
Percent Contained: 100%
Water Tenders: 5
Estimated Containment: June 3, 2012
Helicopters: 2 Type 3
Structures threatened: 10 residences,
Injuries to Date: 2
Cost to Date: $4,146,254
Announcement: Management of the Sunrise Mine Fire will be turned over to a local fire management team at 6 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012. This will be the last update from the Great Basin Incident Management Team. For information on the Sunrise Mine Fire please contact the Manti La Sal National Forest at (435) 637-2817.
For information as to when the Area Closure will be lifted please contact the Manti La Sal National Forest at (435) 637-2817.
The 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.
Because of the hard work of firefighters performed on the Sunrise Mine Fire, the fire is now 100% contained. Today rehabilitation work continued to restore the areas disturb by firefighter operations during the incident. This work included packing out any refuse, equipment or debris, installing drainage to ensure rain waters will flow towards the green, undisturbed areas and the lowering of tree stumps to specified heights. Resources continue to be removed from the incident and made available for others. Remaining crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fire and mop up any hot spots as they occur. There may still be smoke visible as interior islands burn; however these should pose no threat to containment lines.