Collins Fire Fact Sheet 6-24-13
Incident: Collins Fire Wildfire
June 24, 2013, NOON
Contact: Angie Goldman
Rio Blanco County, CO –The Collins fire size is now 380 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 90 percent contained. Crews made great progress yesterday with line construction and mop up. Aerial resources were also used for reconnaissance work and assisted crews with knocking down hot spots.
As the containment of the Collins Fire continues to increase, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team has begun releasing fire crews and personnel to other fires in the area. They will be releasing control of the fire back to the White River Field Office. This transition will begin today and will be in place by 8:00 PM this evening.
Size: Approximately 380 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: 90% Hand crews: 7