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.