Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire

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MountainTownAlerts created the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 28 Jun 2018 14:05 #1

From Park County:

June 28, 2018 1:30 PM
Buffalo Peaks | Weston Pass
Potentially large wildland fire in the Buffalo Peaks/Weston Pass area. Fire crews are attempting to reach the fire for actuate size-up. More info to follow as it is available

They are strongly advising nearby residents to evacuate, but nothing mandatory at this time.

From Anthony Kuhn on our Facebook Page 2 hours earlier:
Per fair play fire and ems dispatch. fire spotted near county road 22 north side of buffalo peak fire still trying to locate actuall spot they believe its near salt creek rd.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 28 Jun 2018 14:52 #2

From Park County:
June 28, 2018 1:30 PM
Jones Hill Fire
Currently there 8 type 6 crews in the area attempting reach the fire. Air support will start dropping water. There is no known cause of the fire at this time. Size of the fire is unconfirmed at 15 acres. There are no evacuation orders at this time. Evacuations are voluntary, but residents or campers in the area are encouraged to leave if concerned

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 28 Jun 2018 15:17 #3

North-West, Hartsel, Jefferson-Como, Southern Park County, Red White & Blue Fire Protection Districts and the US Forest Service are on scene

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 28 Jun 2018 16:24 #4

Fire is estimated at 47 acres. Wind is out of the south west at 10 mph gusting to 30 mph.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 28 Jun 2018 16:56 #5

Spot Weather forecast: Winds 4-6mph with gusts up to 9mph out of the south, relative humidity is up 10 to 35.

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 28 Jun 2018 17:17 #6

USFS_Pike&San Isabel (@PSICC_NF)
6/28/18, 6:04 PM
Three helicopters and a Hotshot crew now on scene at the #WestonPassFire. Fire now reported at 47 acres. #SouthParkRD psiccfireinfo.blogspot.com/2018/06/activ...me.html?spref=tw&m=1

Fire Activity 1:45 pm, 6/28
Update: 5:00 pm
Fire is now reported at 47 acres.

Weston Pass Fire
Time Reported: 11:36 am
Size: 47 acres
Location: Park County, South Park Ranger District, Weston Pass area CR 22, 9 miles SW of Fairplay, CO.
Jurisdiction: USFS
Resources: Forest Service and multiple Park County cooperative resources; 1 type 1 handcrew, 5 Engines, Air resources are 1 Type 1 helicopter, 1 Type 2 helicopter, 1 Type 3 helicopter.
Containment:
Controlled:
Structures Threatened: N/A
Evacuation:
Closures:
Cause: Unknown
Fuels: Aspen and Pinon & Juniper
#WestonPassFire

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 28 Jun 2018 18:52 #7

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 29 Jun 2018 07:39 #8

USFS_Pike&San Isabel @PSICC_NF 38 seconds ago
A Type 3 Team has taken command of the #WestonPassfire. Crews hope to get some containment today. #SouthParkRD

Weston Pass Fire
Update: 7:30 am
Type 3 team has taken command of the fire. Firefighters continue to construct fireline to achieve containment.

Time Reported: 11:36 am
Size: 47 acres
Location: Park County, South Park Ranger District, Weston Pass area CR 22, 9 miles SW of Fairplay, CO.
Jurisdiction: USFS
Resources: Type 3 Team, Forest Service and multiple Park County cooperative resources; 1 type 1 handcrew, 5 Engines, Air resources are 1 Type 1 helicopter, 1 Type 2 helicopter, 1 Type 3 helicopter.
Containment:
Controlled:
Structures Threatened: N/A
Evacuation:
Closures:
Cause: Unknown
Fuels: Aspen and Douglas Fir, Spruce

#WestonPassFire
psiccfireinfo.blogspot.com/2018/06/activ...e-time.html?spref=tw

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 29 Jun 2018 08:47 #9

USFS_Pike&San Isabel @PSICC_NF 1 minute ago
As of 8:39 AM this morning, #WestonPassFire is 10% contained. Multiple resources on scene today. Pike & San Isabel National Forests Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands Fire Information: psiccfireinfo.blogspot.com/2018/06/activ...e-time.html?spref=tw

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MountainTownAlerts replied the topic: Buffalo Peaks Weston Pass Fire 29 Jun 2018 15:04 #10

District 7 is en route per a request to assist with structure protection for the Weston Pass Fire.

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