Springer Fire Daily Update 6-19-12
Incident: Springer Wildfire
June 19, 2012 At 6:00 AM today management of the Springer fire was delegated to Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team A - Todd Richardson, Incident Commander. An Incident Command Post has been established at the Lake George Charter School. The fire is located approximately three and one-half miles southwest of Lake George in Park County. The fire is currently estimated at 1100 acres based on an infra-red flight conducted on 6/18/2012, 11:00 PM. The fire is burning in Ponderosa pine and grass, in areas of steep terrain. Cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the U.S. Forest Service - there is no determination of cause at this time. Resources on site include 1 Type-1 fire crew (2 additional Type-1 crews ordered), 8 Type-II fire crews, 29 engines, 2 heavy air tankers, 1 lead plane, and 4 helicopters. Additional resources have been ordered and are enroute. The management strategy for the fire is full suppression and perimeter control, 10% containment at this time. Weather forecast for June 19, 2012 is for high temperatures, low humidity, gusty winds conditions, and no precipitation. Red Flag Warning will be in effect until 9:00 PM. Evacuations remain in effect for Wagon Tongue subdivision, Echo Valley subdivision, Circle C Ranch, Beaver Valley Ranch, and Beaver Valley Estates. An evacuation center has been established at the Woodland Park High School. Large animals may be taken to the fairgrounds in Cripple Creek. Small animals may be taken to the Teller County Animal Shelter. 11-Mile Canyon Recreation Area is closed. Road closures are in effect on 11-mile Canyon Road (CR 96), CR 61, CR 98, and CR 403. 11-Mile reservoir is open from the South Park side. Smoke will continue to settle into Colorado Springs each night. An Incident Command Post for the fire has been established at the Lake George Charter School. The public should anticipate increased vehicle traffic as resources arrive and as they move between the Incident Command Post and the fire. Additional information at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2916/.