East Peak Fire Update: July 1

East Peak Fire Transfers Command to a Type III Organization

Demobilization of fire crews and other resources will continue as Rocky
Mountain Incident Management Team C, a Type II team, will transfer command
of the East Peak Fire to a Type III organization on Monday morning at 6:00
a.m. This will be the last news release from Rocky Mountain Incident
Management Team C.  For any questions, please contact (719) 315-4808 or email eastpeakfire@gmail.com.  You can also follow this fire on Twitter at

Residents may expect to see smoke in the area for the next several days due
to unburned pockets of fuel burning deep within the fire perimeter.
Residents and visitors are urged to refrain from taking any action in extinguishing these small plumes and should notify local authorities. Initial attack resources remain available for any new fire starts.

Incident Commander Jay Esperance told departing fire crews, “Firefighters
on this incident have been very professional and have done an outstandingjob, we have come together with local fire resources and I’m proud of the work we have all done.”

The East Peak Fire started on Thursday, June 19, 2013, and burned an
estimated 13,572 acres.  The fire is now at 95 percent containment.

Information from the East Peak Fire Public Information Office.