Eightmile Fire Update - 9 p.m

DATE: June 27, 2014

Contact: Gregg Goodland, Public Information Officer, 720-336-8297 (fire information line)


Eightmile Fire 9:00 PM Update


CANON CITY, Colo. – The Eightmile Fire, approximately 6 miles northeast of Cañon City, is being managed with a Confine/Contain strategy. Friday evening report is as follows:


Ø  Estimated size is now 700 acres.


Ø  The Fremont County Sheriff, in cooperation with Eightmile Fire managers, has issued a pre-evacuation notice for 16 residences in the Red Rocks Subdivision.  Specifically, the residents on the west side of County Road 132 from mile marker 5 to mile marker 9.5.  Residents are encouraged to be prepared to evacuate should the need arise.  Again, this is a pre-evacuation notice only.                                                                                                                                

Ø  Phantom Canyon road closure has changed.  It is now closed from mile marker 4.5 to mile marker 12.     


Ø  The fire is less active this evening and is expected to continue to burn throughout the night.                                                                                                                                                         

Ø  Smoke is likely to impact low-lying areas.


Ø  The three helicopters, 3 Single Engine Airtankers, 2 heavy airtankers, and air attack have all stopped flying for the evening.  Will be back in the air in the morning.


Ø  There will be 4 engines patrolling the fire throughout the night.



Ø  There are currently 72 resources assigned to the fire.  The Rocky Mountain Type 2 Incident Management Team B will assume command of the fire at 0600 on June 28, 2014.


Ø  This will be the last update this evening unless fire activity warrants another update.