Lime Gulch Fire_press Release_9 AM _6.21.13
Incident: Lime Gulch Fire Wildfire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lime Gulch Fire
Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:00 a.m.
Contact: Chris Barth, Public Information OfficerRocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team B Fire Information: (720) 583-4733
Incident website: http://inciweb.org/incident/3441/
Incident email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lime Gulch Fire Now 5 Percent Contained
Conifer, Colo. – The Type 2 Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team B assumed command of the Lime Gulch Fire on Thursday, June 20. The Lime Gulch Fire is 498 acres and is now 5 percent contained. Fire crews took advantage of Thursday’s lighter-than-expected winds to begin establishing containment lines to prevent the fire’s spread across the South Platte River.
Today, firefighters will continue to hold and improve line that was constructed on Thursday, as well as patrol and hold the fire east of the South Platte River. On the eastern portion of the fire, crews will be shuttled across the river to begin line construction along the fire’s eastern edge. Fire officials anticipate similar weather conditions that will allow them to make continued progress. A total of 283 personnel are currently assigned to the fire.
Evacuations and road closures remain in effect and have not changed. The road and trail closures in place for the Lime Gulch Fire are:
- Intersection of Highway 285 and Foxton Road is only accessible to local residents
- Intersection of Foxton Road and Running Deer is closed
- Intersection of South Platte River and Southwest Platte River (“Two Forks”) is closed
- Intersection of Highway 126 and Buffalo Creek is closed
- Waterton Canyon is closed
- Intersection of Highway 67 and South Platte River is only accessible to local residents
- Nighthawk is closed
- Access to the Colorado Trail off Highway 126 is closed
For the latest information on the Lime Gulch Fire, visit Inciweb (http://inciweb.org/incident/3441/) or follow the fire on Twitter (@PSICC_NF and @RMIMT2_TeamB).
Lime Gulch Fire Statistics at a Glance:
- Time/Date Started: June 18, 2013
- Location: Jefferson County, Colorado
- Cause: Under Investigation
- Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir
- Size: 498 acres
- Containment: 5%