Flagstaff Fire Update
Incident: Flagstaff Fire Wildfire
June 29, 2012
Location: Boulder County, Colorado
Date of Fire Start: June 26, 2012 1:20 p.m.
Cause: Lightening Size: 300 acres Containment: 40 percent
Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4
Cooperating Agencies: Boulder County Sheriff's Department, Boulder City Fire Department, Boulder City Police Department, Boulder County Office of Emergency Management, Colorado State Forest Service
Fire Status: Last night, several reports of flare-ups were received as unburned islands of fuel continued to burn well inside the perimeter of the fire. This activity did not threaten the existing containment lines. Today, crews will focus on completing direct fireline along the fire's north-east, east and south-east edges where appropriate. Existing containment lines along the west and south-west perimeters will be improved, and crews will seek out and extinguish hot spots up to 100' inside the lines. Aircraft will continue to support crews on the ground throughout the day.
Weather today is expected begin to get hotter and drier. Additionally, thunderstorms may develop over the area again today, with the likelihood of erratic winds and lightening, and potential for new fire starts.
Type one interagency hotshot crews, trained to work in the most difficult conditions and inaccessible terrain, are the right resources to fight this fire and achieve containment objectives. These crews will continue to work methodically to identify opportunities to construct direct fire line in the safest manner possible. Progress is expected to continue over the next several days as the fire lines are constructed and held by resources in the air and on the ground.
Resources: Total Personnel: 221
Hand Crews: 4 Engines: 8 Dozers: 1 Water Tenders: 1 Helicopters: 4
Structures Destroyed: No structures have been destroyed by the Flagstaff Fire.
Closure Update: For road and trail closure information, please go to http://boulderoem.com/emergency-status.
Further information may be obtained by calling: (303) 413-7730