Waldo Canyon Fire Update - June 25 - 2:41 PM
Incident: Waldo Canyon Fire Wildfire
Waldo Canyon Fire Update
Rocky Basin 2 Incident Management Team
Incident Commander: Rich Harvey
For Immediate Release: June 25, 2:41 p.m.
Public Information: (719) 629-7322, www.inciweb.org
Email for Media: email@example.com
(email address for media use only please - give public phone number to use for information)
Phone for Media: (720) 202-8521
(Joint Information Center Open Daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Date started: June 23, 2012
Number of Personnel: Approx. 450
Location: Waldo Canyon
Size: 3,446 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Water Tenders: 1
Estimated Containment: Unknown
Helicopters: 2 Type 1, 2 Type 2 and 2Type 3
Cause: Under investigation
Injuries to Date: 0
Structures threatened: None at this time
Cost to Date: Estimate not yet available
Rich Harvey's Type 1 Great Basin Team assumed command of the Waldo Canon Fire at 6 p.m. on June 24 from the local Type 3 Team.
Overnight, firefighters were able to hold the fire at bulldozed lines, which included protection of the Cedar Heights Subdivision. Previous wildfire mitigation efforts in this area helped to hold the fire line. Structure protection is in place on the fire's perimeter. Efforts are concentrated on keeping the fire to the north of US 24, improving the line around Cascade, and structure protection near Cedar Heights Subdivision. Firefighter and public safety are always the number one priority in conducting wildland firefighting operations. Today's weather presents challenging conditions including high temperatures (88-92 degrees), wind (gusts up to 30 mph), low humidity (7-10%) and little to no cloud cover. The region is under a red flag warning.
There will be a community meeting tonight at both American Red Cross Shelter locations (Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs and Summit Elementary School in Divide) at 7 p.m. Incident Command staff will give an update on the status of the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Evacuations and Closures
Cascade, Cedar Heights Subdivision, Chipita Park, Crystal Park, Green Mountain Falls
Currently on mandatory evacuation.
Mountain Shadows Subdivision
Portions are currently on mandatory evacuation - Boundaries are Rampart Range Rd. to the west and everything west of 30th St. and Centennial from Gateway Rd. north to Chuck Wagon Rd.
Closed in both directions between Cave of the Winds and Crystola.
On pre-evacuation notice as a precaution (be prepared and follow local news).
Red Cross Shelters
Cheyenne Mountain High School 1200 Cresta Road Colorado Springs
Summit Elementary School Divide
Evacuees should register on www.redcross.org/safeandwell. Family and friends can check status there and also by phone at (719) 785-2724.
For information on sheltering animals, please refer to this document:
Pikes Peak Red Cross www.pparc.org Money only; will also register volunteers
Care and Share 2605 Preamble Point Food and non-perishables, M-F, 7 am - 6 pm
Goodwill www.discovermygoodwill.org Distributing donations to evacuees as needed
Please DO NOT bring any donations directly to shelters or the incident command post. They cannot handle donations or distribution of them.
Non-Emergency Assistance and Service Referrals
Pikes Peak United Way (719) 955-0742