The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type II Team C hasassumed command of the East Peak Fire at 6:00 pm, Friday, June 21, 2013 from the Type III Organization. Jay Esperance, Incident Commander, said earlier today, “thank you to all the people within the Type 3 Organization for all the hard work they have done, and the out pouring of support from the local community. They have really set us up for success.”
The fire started Wednesday, June 19 at approximately 5 p.m. near LaVeta, Colorado. The cause is still under investigation. It is estimatedthat 9,400 acres has burnt and still remains at 0% containment. The fire is burning on private, US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management land.
The Spanish Peaks area is currently closed to public access due to the fire activity.
The Colorado National Guard is now assisting with law enforcement, road closure and suppression efforts.
There is a great deal of smoke in the area due to several wildfires currently burning. For those that have health issues please take the proper precautions to insure your health and safety.
Current evacuations remain in effect.
Information about this and other fires can be found atwww.inciweb.org.