Collins Fire Fact Sheet June 23, 2013
Incident: Collins Fire Wildfire
June 23, 2013, NOON
Contact: Angie Goldman
Rio Blanco County, CO – The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team A continues to manage the Collins Fire. They are managing this fire in addition to the management of the Wild Rose Fire. The Collins fire size is now 379 acres and burning in Pinyon-Juniper Pine. The fire is located in Piceance Basin, off CR 3, 17 miles southwest of Meeker, CO. It is under the jurisdiction of the White River BLM Field Office in Rio Blanco County. The fire is currently 48 percent contained. Crews made good progress yesterday with line construction and mop up. Aerial resources were also used for reconnaissance work and well as assisting crews with knocking down hot spots.
There are currently seven fire hand crews, as well as three helitack crews with two helicopters, five engines and other fire support staff assigned to the Collins Fire. More favorable weather conditions today should allow for crews to make significant progress.
Size: Approximately 379 acres Aviation: 2 helicopters; air tankers as needed
Start date and time: June 20, 1:45 p.m. Fuel type: pinion and juniper trees
Jurisdiction: Bureau of Land Management Threatened: Various oil/gas wells, major power and gas lines
Cause: Lightning Evacuated: No evacuations
Structures threatened: 0 Injuries: None
Containment: 48% Hand crews: 7