High Park Wildfire in Teller County

13 May 2022 12:38 #1 by MountainTownAlerts
From Park County:

Posted on: May 13, 2022
Update on High Park Fire in Teller County and Park County Fire Warnings

Park County, CO – The High Park Fire is burning around 400 acres in Teller County near the Park County border with zero percent containment, according to the Teller County Sheriff Office. Evacuations in the area of Teller County RD 11 and County Rd 1 were ordered yesterday and pre-evacuation notices were issued for Park County residents of Bear Trap Community Park. Note to impacted residents, if an evacuation is required please take Sioux Road to CR 112 to leave the area safely.

The High Park Fire started early evening on Thursday and crews continue to work today, including the Guffey and Lake George Fire Protection District firefighters from Park County. Sheriff McGraw continues to monitor the situation. For ongoing updates, please visit: www.facebook.com/tellersheriff and follow us on Facebook.

Park County is now in a Stage 2 Burn Ban effective immediately, per Sheriff McGraw. A Red Flag Warning has in effect today until 8 PM tonight, per the National Weather Service. During a Stage 2 Burn Ban according to Ordinance 2021-04, the following acts are PROHIBITED on ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY:
  • Building, maintaining, attending or using open burning or an open fire as defined in Section 5.f. of this ordinance.
  • Building, maintaining, attending or using any of the following fires:
    • Fires in wood and/or charcoal fired grills or smokers designed for cooking;
    • Fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces;
    • Fires in approved stationary exterior fireplaces.
  • Target and recreational shooting, except at County-approved shooting ranges.
  • Blasting, or other activities, which generate flame or flammable material.
  • Outdoor hot work without a pressurized water system or at least a 71b ABC or 2.5 gallon pressurized or equivalent fire extinguisher, and large size pointed shovel readily available for quick use.
  • Fireworks and model rocketry.
  • Smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Operating a chain saw without a pressurized water system or at least a 71b ABC or 2.5 gallon pressurized or equivalent fire extinguisher, and large size pointed shovel readily available for quick use.
Please use extreme caution as fires will start easily and spread rapidly today throughout the county and region.

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13 May 2022 19:41 #2 by MountainTownAlerts
Per cosmiccowboy55: Teller County has requested mutual aid from all Park County fire departments.

From Curt Rogers @nffpd1
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Heavy drift smoke coming into the North Fork Fire District from the #Highparkfire in Teller County. Call 911 if you see a fire or column of smoke.
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14 May 2022 12:44 #3 by MountainTownAlerts
May 14, 2022 Update on High Park Fire

Park County, CO –
The Teller County Sheriff's Office and Bureau of Land Management Rocky Mountain District Fire has issued an update on the High Park Fire at 9:30 AM:

"The Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1 will arrive this evening to assume command of the High Park Fire tomorrow. The fire has grown to 931 acres through a combination of burnout operations and wind-driven fire. It is burning in ponderosa pine and grass on a ridge with High Park Road to the west and steep, rocky terrain with dense fuels dropping to Fourmile Creek to the east, in Teller County.

Water and retardant drops by air resources have helped to temper fire behavior as ground crews conduct burnout operations to protect structures, focusing resources on the Lakemoor and Fourmile Creek areas. Red Flag conditions are in effect again today with predicted west to southwest winds of 15 to 25, gusting to 35 miles per hour, and single-digit relative humidity from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m."

The pre-evacuation orders for nearby Park County residents has been lifted today at 9:12 AM. For ongoing updates, please visit: BLM Incident Page and Teller County Sheriff Office Facebook .

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15 May 2022 20:24 #4 by MountainTownAlerts
From Highparkfire2022:

High Park Fire has grown to 1,499 acres, is 27% contained, and 180 personnel are currently assigned.

Teller County Sheriff's Office YouTube Channel - Daily Briefings

High Park Fire Update
Sunday, May 15, 2022 –9:00 a.m.
Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One
Dan Dallas, Incident Commander
Special Note: The Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One (CIMT1), with Dan Dallas as Incident Commander, assumed command of the High Park Fire at 7 a.m. today. The CIMT1 brings overhead supervision and logistical support to incidents when local resources reach capacity.
Weather: Weather today is expected to be mostly sunny with north-northwest winds of 8 to 18 mph this morning shifting to south-southwest winds of 10 – 20 mph. There is a possibility for isolated afternoon thunderstorms, which will bring gusty, erratic winds, but little chance of rain. Humidity will be slightly higher today at 8 to 13 percent.
Current Situation:
The Colorado Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA) flew last night at 9 pm and has mapped the High Park Fire at 1,173 acres. The increase in size is due to a combination of firing operations to secure indirect fireline and wind-driven fire. It is burning in ponderosa pine and grass in steep, rocky terrain with High Park Road to the west and Fourmile Creek to the east. The fire has been most active at the southeast corner of the fire perimeter, where it spotted across Fourmile Creek.
On the northwest section of the fire, in Division A, firefighters will continue to patrol and mop up heat sources, securing the fire’s edge. On the west/ southwest section, in Division M, engine crews and dozers will continue to patrol, mop up, and secure existing fireline, as well as look for opportunities to tie in with roads and other control features to secure the southern end of the fire perimeter east to where fire spotted across Fourmile Creek. Fire suppression modules on the eastern edge, in Division Z, will scout for opportunities for direct attack around active fire at the southeast corner of the fire’s perimeter. The structure group will remove hazardous fuels and prepare for defense if fire should move toward structures.
Two Type 1, two Type 2, and one Type 3 helicopters and 2 air attack platforms will continue to support the firefighting effort with aerial observation and bucket drops.
Evacuations and Fire Restrictions: Please visit the Teller County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for up-to-date information on restrictions, evacuations, and closures. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for Lakemoor Subdivision, Cripple Creek Ranches, and the Mt. Pisgah area.
Pre-evacuation notices are in effect for Rhyolite Mountain Mesa, Monarch, and Lost Canyon, and County Road 11 is closed from milepost 3 to County Road 112. An evacuation shelter has been set up at Woodland Park High School, and livestock can be taken to Cripple Creek Fairgrounds.
Teller County is under Stage 2 fire restrictions. Sign up for emergency alerts at www.peakalerts.org . Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands across the Royal Gorge Field Office. Learn more at go.usa.gov/xuFcR .
High Park Fire Statistics:
Size: 1,173 acres
Total Personnel: approx. 150 with more arriving
Location: 5.5 miles west of Cripple Creek, Teller County, Colorado
Reported: May 12, 2022
For More Information on High Park Fire:
Fire Information Phone: 719-315-4005
Fire email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Teller County Facebook: www.facebook.com/tellersheriff
Incident Facebook: www.facebook.com/highparkfire2022
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8102/

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