Fire 100 % Contained, But Expect to See Smoke
Incident: Waldo Canyon Fire Wildfire
The Waldo Canyon fire was declared 100% contained Tuesday, July 10 at 8 PM. However, smoke will continue to be seen on the fire as the weather gets warmer and dryer. Firefighters continue to mop up smokes, monitor, and support utility infrastructure repair. Smoke was not seen in the Blodgett Peak area for over 36 hours. Fire observers will fly the fire periodically to check the fire perimeter as the area dries out from recent rains. A couple of smokes are on a very steep face of Blodgett Peak and are overhanging a flat green area that has not burned. The smoke has been easily seen by residents in the vicinity of the intersection of Woodmen Road and Centennial Blvd. Please DO NOT REPORT those smokes. We will continue to monitor those smokes. If the fire activity drops down the hill to the unburned flat area, we can then safely get firefighters into that location and put it out. One other smoke, visible from the same area, is from an 8 foot deep chip pile that is near a quarry site. The chip pile has burned area all around along with the cleared quarry site so it is not a risk and will slowly burn itself out. Residents may continue to see smoke from that quarry area southwest of Woodmen Road and Centennial Blvd. for many days. We are monitoring that site so please Do Not Report that smoke.